Cheesecake ( deluxe )

Yield: 10 servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ cup Graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons Sugar
¼ cup Butter (or marg.); melted
2 tablespoons Butter (or marg.); melted
1½ teaspoon Cinnamon, ground
3 packs Cream cheese;softened,8oz ea
1 cup Sugar
3 Eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract; divided
16 ounces Sour cream
3 tablespoons Sugar

Combine crumbs, 2 tablespoons sugar, butter, and cinnamon in a medium bowl; mix well. Press into a 10" springform pan; set aside.

Beat cream cheese in a large mixing bowl until soft and creamy.

Gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in ½ teaspoon vanilla. Pour cream cheese mixture into crust; bake at 375 degrees for 25 to 35 minutes or until cheesecake is set.

Beat sour cream on medium speed of electric mixer for 2 minutes. Add 3 tablespoons sugar and remaining ½ teaspoon vanilla; beat 1 minute longer. Spread over cheesecake.

Bake at 500 degrees for 5 to 8 minutes or until bubbly. Cool; chill 8 hours or overnight. Remove from pan before serving.

SOURCE: Southern Living Magazine, sometime in the 1970s.

Typos by Nancy Coleman.

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