This morning I made a cheesecake and marveled at the effects of my new oven - oh boy -
I will never take things that work for granted!
This is really a simple cheese cake I have made since the l970's. Here is what you will need:
For the crust: 1 1/2 cups of crushed cinnamon graham crackers, mixed with 1/4 cup of melted butter.
For the filling: 3 8 oz pkg of cream cheese at room temperature,
1 1/4 cups of sugar, 6 eggs separated, 1 pint of sour cream, 1/2 cup of flour, 2 tsp vanilla, grated rind of 1 large lemon, juice of 2 small or 1 large lemon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
To make the crust: butter a 10 1/2" springform pan and place foil around the bottom and edges. Combine the graham cracker crumbs and butter and press in the bottom. Put in the refrigerator.
Filling: Mix the cream cheese in a large bowl and add the sugar and egg yolks. Stir in the sour cream, flour, vanilla, lemon rind and juice until smooth.
In a separate bowl, beat egg whites till stiff and then fold into the batter.
Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Cool and remove outer pan. Refrigerate. I just dump 1 can of blueberry pie filling right on top!