Yield: 1 servings
|1¼ cup||Graham cracker crumbs (16 crackers - or a ready-made crust)|
|3 tablespoons||Butter, melted|
|2 eaches||8 oz. packages plus 1 3 oz. package cream cheese, softened|
|2 teaspoons||Grated lemon peel|
|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|
|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