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Basic Philly Cheesecake
Basic cheesecake; no lemon, no sour cream.
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graham cracker crumbs
(8 ounce) packages
Philadelphia Cream Cheese
pie filling (optional) or sundae sauce, to top cheesecake (optional)
Preheat oven to 325F degrees.
Combine crumbs, sugar and melted margarine and press onto the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.
Bake for 10 minutes, remove from oven and raise oven temperature to 450F degrees.
To make filling, combine softened cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer, beating at medium speed until well mixed.
Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition; blend in vanilla then pour into crust.
Bake for 10 minutes at 450F, then reduce heat to 250F and for 25-30 minutes more, or until set.
Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool before removing rim of pan.
Chill; top individual slices with desired topping, if any, just before serving.
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