The Philly 3 Step Cheesecake With Variations

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

I like to put a variety of toppings on cheesecake. The Philly cheesecake is a perfect one to experiment with. I have included our favorites, but the possibilites are endless!


  1. Mix cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until creamy.
  2. Blend in eggs.
  3. Pour into crust.
  4. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes.
  5. Cool, then refrigerate.
  6. Topping ideas: Cherry pie filling, Blueberry pie filling, Assorted fresh fruits, cut and lightly sugared, Sour cream--place under broiler till bubbly Hot fudge ice cream topping, Caramel ice cream topping.
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I love cheesecake and there are so many wonderful recipes out there for cheesecakes, but you just can't beat this one for quick and easy preparation. This makes a very good, basic cheesecake and in my opinion is delicious. Our favorite topping is fresh strawberries, sliced and tossed with a small amount of sugar, then chilled until a natural syrup forms. YUM!!! Thanks for sharing, MizzNezz!

Susie in Texas May 11, 2003