|¾ cup||Pecans, coarsely ground|
|¾ cup||Graham crackers, crushed (or boxed graham cracker crumbs)|
|3 tablespoons||Unsalted butter, melted|
|4||8 oz. cream cheese|
|1 tablespoon||Fresh lemon juice|
|2 cups||Sour cream|
|1 teaspoon||Vanilla Mazzola No-Stick spray cream cheese, at room temperature|
Crust: Mix ground pecans, crushed graham cracker crumbs and butter together. Press onto bottom of a 9" or 10" springform pan that has been sprayed generously with Mazzola No-Stick spray. Set aside.
Filling: Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Beat cream cheese in a large bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Add eggs, 1¼ cups sugar, lemon juice and 2 tsp. vanilla. Beat thoroughly. Spoon over crust.
Set pan on baking sheet. Bake 9" pan for 50-55 minutes or 10" pan for 40-45 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from oven and let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes (leave oven on).
Topping: While cheesecake is baking, combine sour cream, ¼ cup sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla. Blend well. Cover and refrigerate. Once cake has stood at room temperature for 15 minutes, spread topping over. Return to oven and bake 5 minutes longer. Let cool thoroughly then refrigerate for at least 24 hours or preferably 2 to 3 days.
Remove from pan and enjoy!
***This recipe comes from an old Supervisor of mine (Helen). She used this recipe to sell her cheesecakes professionally. It appears rather basic but is a huge hit with any cheesecake officianado! We used to have raffles as fundraisers for this cheesecake.*** From: Pat Stockett Date: 04 Feb 95 Submitted by Florence Thompson
From: Florence Thompson Date: 19 Jun 96
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