I get tired of making the same desserts each Sunday. Recently my family suggested Cheesecake. But most recipes make a small round cheesecake that doesn’t serve too many people. However, I found this recipe and tried it with my own personal adaptations. (I don’t know that I’ve ever followed a recipe exactly or done the same thing twice.)
Cheesecake (11 x 7 Pan)
- 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt the butter in pan in preheating oven.
Sprinkle graham crackers and sugar over melted butter.
Press down and form crust.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Mix together in mixing bowl.
- 4 packages of cream cheese, (8 ounces) softened
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 5 Eggs
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1/2 tsp Almond flavoring (optional)
Beat on low slowly adding ingredients together. Too many air bubbles will cause it to fall when baking.
Pour into crust and bake for 50 minutes or until set. (Cheesecake works best in a moist oven so add a pan of water below the cheesecake.)
My husband didn’t want the sour cream topping but for those who do:
- 1 16 ounce sour cream
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
Blend together. Spread over top of hot cheesecake and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
This sliced well enough that the cheesecake could be served as bars.
I guess it was liked well enough because there was fighting over the last slices. :0