"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali

Grandma Rusty Fedele's Cheesecake Recipe

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This recipe for Grandma Rusty Fedele's Cheesecake, by , is from The Whitcher Family Descendants Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Debbie Davenport Fedele 1949
Added: Monday, August 25, 2008


1/2 lb. melted butter
15 graham crackers, crushed

16 oz. cream cheese
1 pint sour cream
3 eggs
1 TBSP vanilla
1 cup sugar

1 pint sour cream
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350

Add some sugar to melted butter to taste.
Mix the graham crackers in well.
Grease a Springform pan, add crust mixture and push into place.

Cream cream cheese until creamy.
Gradually add the sugar.
Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each one. Add Vanilla. Turn the beater to low.
Add the sour cream. Ladle into prepared crust. Bake at 350 for 1/2 hour.
Turn off oven and leave cheesecake in for an additional hour. Remove.

Preheat oven to 475.

Make topping:
Mix sour cream, sugar and vanilla well together. Pour over cheesecake. Bake 10 minutes at 475.

Let cool one hour before refrigerating.
Best to make the night before.

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Personal Notes:
Grandma Rusty also serves this with fresh berries of choice.




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