Basic Philly Cheesecake

Total Time
1hr 10mins
20 mins
50 mins

Basic cheesecake; no lemon, no sour cream.

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  1. Preheat oven to 325F degrees.
  2. Combine crumbs, sugar and melted margarine and press onto the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes, remove from oven and raise oven temperature to 450F degrees.
  4. To make filling, combine softened cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer, beating at medium speed until well mixed.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition; blend in vanilla then pour into crust.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes at 450F, then reduce heat to 250F and for 25-30 minutes more, or until set.
  7. Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool before removing rim of pan.
  8. Chill; top individual slices with desired topping, if any, just before serving.