~ Creamy Dreamy Cheesecake ~

Cassie *

By
@1lovetocook1x

This is the cheesecake my mom always made. So creamy good! One of my all time favorites. Feeds a lot too. I like the fact that this is baked in a cake pan and can lift it right out to cut. Garnish as desired. I usually make homemade fruit toppings, but tonight I used cherry preserves and whipped cream. It can be served with just the sour cream topping as well. This cheesecake is also great for parties or potlucks.

Enjoy! So yummy!


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Serves:

12 - 16

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

50 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

CRUST

1 1/2 c
graham cracker crumbs
1/4 c
butter, melted
2 - 3 Tbsp
sugar

FILLING

4 - 8 oz
cream cheese, softened
1 c
sugar
1 c
sour cream
1 tsp
vanilla extract
4
eggs

SOUR CREAM TOPPING - SOMETIMES I USE AND SOMETIMES NOT

1 c
sour cream
2 Tbsp
sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 325 degree F.

Line a 9 x 13 baking dish with foil, extending over edge of pan. ( will use these to remove cheesecake once cool )

Mix crumbs, sugar and butter and press evenly into the bottom of pan. Set aside.
2
Mix the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla on medium speed until well blended. Scrape sides of bowl a few times. ( I use my kitchen aid mixer with the paddle attachment.) Can use a regular mixer.
3
Add the sour cream and beat well. Scraping sides of bowl. Turn mixer to low and beat in eggs one at a time, just until blended. Over beating will possibly cause cracking in cheesecake.
4
Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake for 40 minutes or until the center of cake is almost set. ( 50 minutes if not using topping. )
5
While baking, if using the sour cream topping, mix all ingredients until smooth and set aside. If you want a thicker layer of this topping I would make one of the recipe and another 1/2 batch.
6
After 40 minutes or until center of cake is almost set, remove from oven and carefully spread on the sour cream mixture. Return to oven for 10 more minutes.
7
Remove from oven and cool. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight is best.

Remove cheesecake with extended foil, cut and garnish as desire..

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American