Our Favorite Cheesecake

MAKE IT SHINE! ADD YOUR PHOTO
READY IN: 2hrs 25mins
SERVES: 10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
Advertisement

DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Combine graham cracker crumbs and 2 Tbs sugar in a bowl.
  • Add butter and stir until moistened.
  • Press mixture into the bottom and sides of a -inch springform pan to form crust.
  • Place in freezer until ready to fill.
  • In large bowl, beat cream cheese with hand mixer until creamy.
  • Add sugar a little at a time until creamy.
  • Beat in eggs one at a time.
  • Beat in cornstarch.
  • Beat in vanilla, almond extract, and lemon juice.
  • Beat in sour cream.
  • Pour into chilled pie crust.
  • Place a shallow pan of water about 1/2 inch deep on bottom oven rack.
  • Place cheesecake on rack above water.
  • Bake 12 minutes.
  • Without opening door, lower heat to 250 degrees.
  • Let bake for 45 minutes to an hour or until center is set.
  • Turn off oven and leave oven door ajar for 1 hour.
  • Remove cake from oven and bring to room temperature
  • Fridge overnight.
  • You can top the cake with canned pie filling before chilling, or you can serve the plain cheesecake with a choice of chilled, canned pie fillings served on the side.
Advertisement