Family-Favorite Cheesecake

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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350. Lightly butter bottom and sides of 10" springform pan.
  • First four ingredients are for the crust. Mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar, cinnamon and melted butter in medium bowl to combine.
  • Press crumb mixture into bottom of greased pan and 1/2 way up the sides.
  • Bake 5 minutes, then remove to cooling rack.
  • Decrease oven temp to 325.
  • Next five ingredients are for the filling. In medium bowl beat egg whites to soft peaks.
  • In large bowl mix cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth.
  • Add whole egg and egg yolks one at a time, mixing just until combined.
  • Fold whipped egg whites into cream cheese mixture.
  • Pour over crust.
  • Bake 1 hour or until center is almost set. Shouldn't be too jiggly or moist-looking.
  • Remove to wire rack, cool 10 minutes. Run sharp knife around edge to loosen. Cool at least 2 hours longer before adding topping.
  • Last four ingredients are for the topping. Mix sour cream, sugar and vanilla.
  • Fold in whipped cream.
  • Spread over cheesecake.
  • Refrigerate at least 3-4 hours.
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