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Old Fashioned Cheesecake Recipe

May 7th, 2013 by alice  Tags: , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1 1/3cupswhole almonds, toasted and ground
  2. 3/4cup crushedvanilla wafers
  3. 1/3cupbutter, melted
  4. 3 (8 ounce)packagescream cheese, softened
  5. 1cupsugar
  6. 3eggs, lightly beaten
  7. 2teaspoonsvanilla extract
  8. 3/4teaspoon gratedlemons, rind of
  9. Topping

  10. 2cupssour cream
  11. 3tablespoonssugar
  12. 1teaspoonvanilla extract
  13. fresh fruit

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a bowl, combine almonds and wafer crumbs; stir in butter.
  2. Press onto the bottom and 2 inches up the sides of an ungreased 9 inch springform pan.
  3. Bake at 350 for 5 minutes.
  4. Cool on a wire rack.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
  6. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined.
  7. Beat in vanilla and lemon peel just until blended.
  8. Pour into crust.
  9. Place pan on a baking sheet.
  10. Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes or until center is almost set.
  11. Combine the sour cream, sugar and vanilla; carefully spread over filling.
  12. Bake 10 minutes longer or until edges appear dry.
  13. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
  14. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer.
  15. Cover and chill overnight.
  16. Remove sides of pan.
  17. Top with fresh fruit.
  18. Refrigerate leftovers.

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