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Cheesecake – "Divine" Recipe

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Dianne Golden


1/3 (14 oz.) box cinnamon graham crackers (i.e., 8 4-part crackers)
2 T. sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted

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

12 oz. Philadelphia® cream cheese, at room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. lemon juice

For crust: Take one package of cinnamon graham crackers (i.e., 1/3 of a box) and finely crush in a sealed plastic bag with a rolling pin until crackers are of a smooth consistency. Mix with 2 tablespoons sugar in a 9” pie pan. Add completely melted butter and mix with crumbs to form crust. Pat into a crust and set aside.
For filling: Mix “filling” ingredients together using a hand mixer until smooth. Pour into pie crust and bake in pre-heated oven at 300⁰ for 40 minutes. Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes.
For topping: While cheesecake is cooling, mix the “topping” ingredients together. Pour topping mixture over cheesecake and bake for 5 minutes more. Remove from oven and place on pot holder in the refrigerator. Chill at least 5 hours before serving. Serving ideas: You could put fresh raspberries or strawberries on top when you serve it.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I’ve been baking this recipe since I was a teenager. Even people who dislike cheesecake LOVE this recipe. Young children (mine) request this cheesecake for their birthday! Enjoy!




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