"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway

John's Famous Cheese Cake Recipe

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This recipe for John's Famous Cheese Cake, by , is from HACKETT FAMILY COOKBOOK, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

John Hackett
Added: Wednesday, March 18, 2009


1 1/2 C Graham cracker crumbs
1/2 C White sugar
1/2 stick melted butter
2- 8oz. Boxes of Cream Cheese
1 pint Sour Cream
1 pint Ricotta Cheese
3 Eggs
2TBSP corn starch
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 /2 stick melted butter
2TSP vanilla extract
1 TSP lemon juice

Pie Crust:
Crush Graham crackers( or buy that way). A food processor works well. Mix crackers, sugar and butter. Press firmly onto sides and bottom of spring form pan( I forget the sides). If you are having a little trouble with getting the crust to stick to the sides of pan, add a drop or two of water and remix with a fork. Crust will be delicate so be careful with it until filling is added. Bake at 300 for fifteen minutes.
Mix cream cheese, sour cream , ricotta cheese, and eggs well.
add rest of ingredients and mix well. Pour into crust. Bake at 350 for one hour. Turn Off Oven. Leave cake in oven for two more hours. Cake will be in oven for a total of 3 hours. Refrigerate. Top if you like.




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