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Heavenly Cheesecake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Libby Welter

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
FOR GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST:
1/2 Cup butter melted.
2 Cups or 1 box of Graham cracker crumbs.
1/2 tsp. cinnamon and 1/4 Cup sugar.
FOR THE CHEESECAKE:
6 Eggs separated.
1 tsp. Cream of Tartar.
3 Tbsp. Sugar.
2 8 oz. pkg. plus one 3 oz. pkg Cream Cheese.
1 1/2 Cups sugar.
3 Tbsp. Flour.
1/2 tsp. salt.
1 pint sour cream.
1+ tsp. Vanilla.

Directions:
Directions:
Mix the 1/4 Cup sugar and cinnamon in with the 2 Cups of graham cracker crumbs. Add the melted butter and mix all together. Press all but 1/4 cup into a 9 x 13 1/2/ inch loaf pan pressing up the sides as well. Bake shell in oven for 10 to 12 minutes at 350 degrees. In a clean, large mixing bowl and using a whisk beater, add cream of tartar to 6 egg whites and beat until stiff. Gradually add 3 Tbsp. sugar and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Set aside on a sheet of wax paper. Set your oven at 325 degrees. In your large mixing bowl, beat cheese until soft, adding remaining 1 1/2 cups sugar, flour and salt. Add egg yokes one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add sour cream and vanilla; mix well. Fold in egg whites. Pour mixture into prepared pan with graham cracker crust. Bake 1 hour and 15 minutes or until firm at 325. Turn off heat, open oven door slightly and leave cake in the oven 10 more minutes. (I use a towel to keep door slightly open). Cake can be chilled before serving.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This absolutely heavenly cheesecake recipe was given to me in LaGrange, Il. Since it takes some effort to make, it tells those who eat it that they are loved; they are special. Once when I had made this cheesecake for little sister, Robin, she asked me if I ever made it for our older sister, Phyllis. I told her, yes, I loved her too! Libby Welter

 

 

 

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