Basic Cheesecake

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 8-10




  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Butter a medium sized spring form pan with 1 tablespoon butter.
  • Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter.
  • Mix the cinnamon, brown sugar, and graham cracker crumbs together, then stir in the melted butter.
  • Coat the crumbs well with the butter, then press them into the bottom of the spring form pan.
  • Place pan in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Whip the cream cheese in a mixer.
  • With the mixture running slowly, sprinkle in the sugar and cornstarch, then add in the eggs and vanilla.
  • Slowly add the cream or half and half until all ingredients are well mixed.
  • Pour into the spring-form pan.
  • Place the pan on a cookie sheet and bake for 40-45 minutes or until the top begins to brown and the cake is firm.
  • Cool at room temperature and refrigerate.
  • Serve well chilled.