Cheesecake 101 (sallye) Recipe

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CHEESECAKE 101 (SALLYE)

sallye bates

By
@grandedame

This is such an easy recipe to make; very creamy with a hint of orange flavor (or you can substitute lemon zest)


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Serves:

yield 8-12 slices

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 10 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

CRUST:

1 c
vanilla wafer crumbs
1/2 c
finely minced pecans
2 Tbsp
brown sugar,
1/2 c
butter (1 stick), melted

CAKE FILLING:

2 c
sour cream
3 pkg
(8 oz each) cream cheese, room temperaturre
3 large
slightly beaten eggs
1 c
granulated sugar
1/2 tsp
salt
2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
finely grated zest of one orange

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Set sour cream and cream cheese out and allow to come to room remperature

Preheat oven to 350ยบ F

Crush enough vanilla wafers to make 1 cup and the pecans in food processor until finely chopped

Transfer to small mixing bowl.
2
MAKE CRUST:

Add sugar to crumb mixture

Note: Add a dash of cinnamon if desired for a livelier taste

Melt the butter and pour over the crumb mixture

Toss with wooden spoon until well blended.

Reserve 3 tablespoons for the top of the cheesecake.

Press the remaining crumb mixture evenly into the bottom and 1/2" up the sides of a 9" springform pan
3
MAKE CAKE FILLING:

Place the sour cream, cream cheese, slightly beaten eggs, sugar and salt in food processor and process until very smooth.

Add the vanilla and orange zest and continue processing just until blended

Pour the cake FILLING over the crust, gently smootHing out evenly.
4
Place pan in oven (I always set mY pan on a heavy baking sheet)

Bake for 50 minutes, then remove from oven

Sprinkle the reserved topping over the cake

Return to oven and bake 10-15 minutes more until filling is firm and lightly browned
5
IMPORTANT: Remove from oven and allow cake to completely cool in pan.

Once cake is completely cooled, remove the side of the pan and refrigerate cheesecake until ready to serve.
6
May be served with your choice of toppings such as fresh fruit, berries or sauces. Or it can be served "as is" for a delightful dessert.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy