Saturday, June 09, 2007

creamy cheesecake

Crust:
1 1/4 cup graham crumbs
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup melted butter

Combine all three ingredients. Press into an 8" pie plate or square pan and 1/2" up the sides. Or just cover the bottom of a springform pan.

Filling:
1 - 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs

Combine in order given. Add eggs one at a time. Mix well.

Pour filling over crust. Bake at 325 F for 40 minutes or until light brown.

Topping:
1 cup sour cream
2 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix together. Spread over hot cheesecake (after it has baked the 40 minutes) and return to oven to bake for another 10 minutes.

Cool

Top with your favorite pie filler or a fresh fruit glaze.

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Comments: I've made this countless times and it's always a hit. I usually bake it longer than 40 minutes, though, until the center seems firm.

Source: This recipe is from one of my favorite books -- Are There Meals After Marriage? It is a church ladies jobbie, put together by the Circle Drive Alliance (Saskatoon Sk.)Young Couples in 1981, the year we were married. My much-used copy has long since lost its plastic coil binding, I've replaced the cover with a mac-tacked construction paper one of my own, and the stained and crinkled pages are held together with binder rings.

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This recipe is posted for June's Recipe Roundup day which happens next Thursday, June 14th. This month's category is desserts. It will be hosted by Karen of Simply A Musing Blog.

Do you have a dessert recipe on your blog? Consider this your invitation to submit it to the Roundup! Details of how to submit a recipe are here (basically, submit to Mr. Linky at Karen's blog on the day of the Roundup).

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