Deli cheesecake

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
1¼ cup Graham cracker crumbs (16 crackers - or a ready-made crust)
2 tablespoons Sugar
3 tablespoons Butter, melted
2 eaches 8 oz. packages plus 1 3 oz. package cream cheese, softened
1 cup Sugar
2 teaspoons Grated lemon peel
3 eaches Eggs
¼ teaspoon Vanilla
1 can Cherry or blueberry pie filling or 1 cup dairy sour cream, for topping
1 each Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Stir together the grahm crackers, 2
\N tablespoon Of sugar and melted butter.
2 eaches Press the crumbs into a 9-inch pan. Bake this crust 10 minutes, then
\N \N Cool.
3 eaches Reduce the heat to 300 degrees. Beat the cream cheese; when it is

whipped, add 1 cup of sugar and beat mixture until it is fluffy. 4.

Add the lemon peel and vanilla. 5. Beat in one egg at a time. 6. Pour this mixture into the cooled crumb crust; bake the cake one hour, until the center is firm. 7. Cool the cake to room temperature.

Yield: 12 servings. This is a rich, delicious cheesecake, New York deli style. It makes a good alternative to the standard layer cake for birthdays.

Submitted By WILLIAM BUEHLER On 10-13-94

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