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The Best Cheesecake Recipe

Course Dessert
Servings 8
Author Julie Blanner

Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 2 c crushed graham crackers {approximately half a box}
  • 1/2 c butter melted
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • Filling:
  • 4 pkgs of cream cheese completely softened
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla {no imitation please}
  • 5 eggs
  • Topping:
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 3 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine crust ingredients and spoon into greased 10" springform.
  3. Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth.
  4. Add eggs until well blended {but don't over mix to avoid cracking}.
  5. Bake 1/2 hour. Remove and allow to cool for a 1/2 hour while preheating the oven to 475 degrees.
  6. Mix and spread the topping onto COOLED cheesecake.
  7. Bake 8-10 minutes or until slightly tan. {It's okay if it doesn't look solid-it will solidify in the cooling process.}
  8. Allow to cool completely before removing the outside of the spring pan and refrigerate.