Aunt Margaret's Cheesecake

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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 10
YIELD: 1 cake
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Grind graham crackers in food processor.
  • Add 3 Tbl sugar and stir, then add melted butter.
  • Press into the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan.
  • Separate eggs reserving yolks. Beat egg whites in stand mixer until firm stiff peaks but not dry.
  • Remove whites to a separate bowl and beat yolks with sugar.
  • Add vanilla and add cream cheese, one at a time until incorporated and beat for about 10 minutes on medium speed.
  • Fold in egg whites gently until incorporated.
  • Reduce oven to 300°.
  • Pour into springform pan and bake for about 40-45 minutes.
  • In the meantime, mix sour cream with sugar and 1/2 tsp vanilla.
  • After removing cake from oven, increase oven temp to 400°.
  • Cool cake for about 10 minutes and then add topping.
  • Bake for another 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool completely before serving.
  • We like our cheesecake room temperature, but, of course, feel free to chill in the frig if you prefer.
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