Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Basic Cheesecake

This recipe was in an old wooden recipe box on a card in my mother's handwriting. She got the recipe "from the kitchen of" Maxine Partridge, a name I remember vaguely from my childhood. Thank you, Maxine!

16 graham crackers, rolled and finely crushed
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup melted butter

Mix, press into a pie pan, and bake at 350〫for 10 minutes. Cool.

Fill cooled crust with:
9 oz. Philadelphia cream cheese
1/2 pint sour cream
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix together and beat until smooth. Pour into cooled crust and bake at 325〫for 20 minutes. Cool on rack for 5 minutes.

Top with:
1/2 pint sour cream
3 tbl. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix together, beat until smooth, spread on top of cheesecake. Bake at 350〫for 5 minutes. Cool, then chill before serving.

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