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Classic Cheesecake Recipe

Classic Cheesecake Recipe

MY husband and I love desserts and this is one of our favorites. It is delicious and there are no leftovers...extra calories, you know! Sometimes I top each piece with fresh seasonal berries.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min. + chilling YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine cracker crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom of a greased 4-in. springform pan. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 5 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 2. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add egg; beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in lemon juice and peel.
  • 3. Pour over crust. Return pan to baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until center is almost set. Remove from the oven; let stand for 5 minutes (leave oven on).
  • 4. Combine topping ingredients; carefully spread over filling. Bake 5 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight. Remove sides of pan just before serving. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 488 calories, 32 g fat (19 g saturated fat), 196 mg cholesterol, 323 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 8 g protein.