1 3/4 cgraham cracker crumbs
1/3 cbutter, melted
1 1/4 csugar , divided
3 pkgcream cheese softened ( u may use what ever kind of cream cheese that your local store carries ) i use philadelphia cream cheese
2 tsppure vanilla extract
1 csour cream ( i use daisiy or hellava good sour cream )
1 can(s)strawberry pie filling ( or u can make your own strawberry topping yourself with fresh strawberries)
How to Make Strawberry Cheesecake
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
- In a med. size bowl mix your graham cracker crumbs , the melted butter and 1/4 cup of your sugar . press firmly into the bottom of your springform pan and about 2 1/2 inches up the side of the pan , place into your freezer for a few minutes .
- Beat your cream cheese remaining 1 cup of sugar and the vanilla in a large bowl with a electric mixer on high speed until well blended . add your eggs 1 at a time mixing on a low speed after each egg just until blended add your sour cream . pour into your crust .
- Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes for until the center is almost set ( i put foil around my springform pan and bake my cheesecake in a water bath so it won't crack ) . turn off your oven leaving your door slightly ajar leave cheesecake in the oven for 1 hour remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack . place into your refrigerator for 4 hours remove your side of the pan and top it with your pie filling enjoy :)