Sunday, July 25, 2010

The perfect cheesecake!

The Perfect Cheesecake!
New York Style Cheesecake that is to die for! I am serious!
3 Cups Honey made Graham Cracker crumbs
1/2 Cup Butter melted
1 1/ 2 cup sugar divided
4 (8oz) Pkg. cream cheese, softened
2 Tsp. Vanilla, divided
1 (16oz) container of sour cream
4 eggs
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a 13x9" pan with cooking spray, OR line with foil (with ends of foil extending over the edge of the pan for easy removing). Mix crumbs, butter, and 4 Tablespoons of sugar in a small bowl until well mixed, and press firmly in the bottom of the pan.
2. Beat cream cheese, 1 Cup & 2 Tbsp of remaining sugar and 1 tsp. of Vanilla in a large bowl, on medium speed with an electric mixer until well blended and smooth. Add 1 cup of sour cream, mix well. Add eggs one at time beating until mixed on low speed after each one. Pour over crust.
3. Bake 40 minutes or until the center is just about set. Mix remaining sugar, sour cream and vanilla in a small bowl until smooth. Gentle smooth over the top of cheese cake. Bake for an additional 15 minutes. Cool for 1 hour, then cover and put into refrigerator. Let cool for an additional 4 hours or over night.
4. When ready to eat, garnish as desired. We like to add a dollup of cool whip and mini chocolate chips! Make for some really yummy dessert!

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