October 14, 2004

Easy Cheesecake

Time for Carnival of Recipes. This time it is hosted by Beth from She Who Will Be Obeyed.

I got this recipe from The Frugal Gourmet. It is extremely easy, extremely rich and tasty. Two items:

1) I usually make a topping of Strawberries soaked in Grand Marnier overnight.

2) I have tried it with premade crusts and it works just fine.

1 cup graham cracker crumbs
¾ cup sugar
¼ cup plus 2 tbl melted butter
1 ½ cups sour cream
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 lb cream cheese, broken into small pieces

Preheat oven to 325degrees F.
Blend the cracker crumbs, ¼ cup sugar, and ¼ cup melted butter, and line the bottom of an 8- or 9-inch ungreased spring-form pan.

Blend the sour cream, ½ cup sugar, eggs, and vanilla in a food blender for 1 minute. Add the cream cheese. Blend until smooth.

Pour 2 tablespoons melted butter through the top of the machine. Pour into the spring-form pan.

Bake in the lower third of the oven for 45 minutes.

When baking is finished, remove from oven, and turn oven on to broil. Broil the cheesecake just until the top begins to show attractive spots of brown.

Refrigerate for 4 hours, preferably overnight, before cutting and serving.

This is NOT a low-calorie version. Cut into small pieces – it is very rich.

Posted by vw bug at October 14, 2004 08:56 PM | TrackBack