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Traditional Cheesecake

Recipes - Shavuot

Directions

Crust: 

Crush graham crackers. Melt butter.  Mix ingredients together, and spread on bottom and sides of 8x11-inch baking pan.  Put in refrigerator.

Cake: 

Mash the softened cream cheese in a bowl.  Add eggs into bowl, one at a time, mixing well after each egg.  Add sugar and vanilla into bowl.  Pour the cheese mixture onto the crust.  Bake at 375-degrees for metal pan, or 350 for Pyrex, for 40 minutes.

Topping:

Mix ingredients together, and spread over baked cake.  Bake at 475-degrees for metal pan, or 450 for Pyrex, for 5 minutes.

 

Ingredients

  • CRUST
  • 18 graham crackers
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • CAKE
  • 3 8-oz. packages cream cheese - at room temperature
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • TOPPING
  • 1 teaspoon
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups (16 oz.) sour cream
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