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Tavern Cheesecake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
The Tavern Restaurant
Added: Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Cheesecake:
3 8 oz. packages of cream cheese
1 c. sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 t. vanilla
1/4 c. real lemon juice

Optional: graham cracker crust for 9 inch pie pan

Topping:
1/2 c. sour cream
1 T. sugar
1/3 t. vanilla

Directions:
Directions:
1. Separate eggs and blend yolks with cream cheese, sugar, lemon and vanilla in mixer using pastry blender at low speed. Mix for 15 minutes. Set a timer and do not whip.
2. In separate bowl with hand mixer, beat egg whites until firm but not dry.
3. Add egg whites to cream cheese and blend a few minutes.
4. Pour into 8" springform pan if not using crust. Otherwise, pour over graham cracker crust and bake at 275 degrees for about 1 hour. Remove from oven. Let set for 20 minutes.
5. In the meantime, blend together sour cream, sugar and vanilla for topping. Spread on cake after cake has been out of the oven for 20 minutes.
6. Bake for 10 minutes more at 300 degrees. Serves 8 to 10.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
Awhile but worth it!
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe comes from The Tavern in State College, PA. The Tavern is THE retaurant after Nittany Lion football games and this is THE most wonderful plain cheesecake we know.

 

 

 

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