Baked Cheesecake

Who doesn’t like cheesecake? I can’t think of one single person I know who doesn’t love this sinful dessert. I don’t make “real” cheesecake often, I usually opt for my quick cheesecake recipe… because it is quick but this one is a nice treat when I feel like making the real thing!

Sandie

Here are the ingredients I use to make the cheesecake… minus the lazy “canned” pie filling on top!

I start wrapping the base of the springform pan with aluminum foil and then by making the crust. I mix together the graham crumbs and brown sugar before adding the melted butter/ margarine and mixing well.

I press the mixture into the bottom of the pan and a little bit up the sides.

I baked the crust at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes while I was making the filling.

To make the filling, I start by adding the 3 packages of softened cream cheese into the bowl of my stand mixer with the sugar and vanilla and whipping it until smooth.

I add the eggs, one at a time, whipping it well between eggs. Mix until smooth and there are no lumps of cream cheese.

Pour the mixture into the prebaked crust.

I place a pan of water in the bottom of the oven then place the cheesecake above it.

I baked it at 350 degrees for about 1 hour, until knife inserted in the middle came out clean.

I left the cheesecake in the oven after I turned the temperature off to finish cooking.

Once cooked I covered it and let it chill in fridge for a few hours before removing from the pan.

I cut it into slices and served with cherry pie filling on top.


Baked Cheesecake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter/margarine melted
  • 3 packages cream cheese, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup sugar
  • toppings, as desired

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wrap base of springform pan with aluminum foil.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, mix together the graham crumbs, brown sugar and melted butter/margarine until combined and crumbly looking.
  3. Press mixture into prepared baking pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.
  5. To make cheesecake filling, mix together the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth.
  6. Add eggs one at a time to mixture.
  7. Pour mixture into prepared baking pan.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour, until a fork inserted comes out clean.
  9. Allow to remain in oven as it cools down.
  10. Chill in fridge at least 1 hour before slicing.
  11. I served mine with cherry pie filling.
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