Saturday, June 9, 2012


This morning I made a cheesecake and marveled at the effects of my new oven - oh boy - 
I will never take things that work for granted!

This is really a simple cheese cake I have made since the l970's.  Here is what you will need:

For the crust: 1 1/2 cups of crushed cinnamon graham crackers, mixed with 1/4 cup of melted butter.

For the filling:  3 8 oz pkg of cream cheese at room temperature,
1 1/4 cups of sugar, 6 eggs separated, 1 pint of sour cream, 1/2 cup of flour, 2 tsp vanilla, grated rind of 1 large lemon, juice of 2 small or 1 large lemon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

To make the crust:  butter a 10 1/2" springform pan and place foil around the bottom and edges. Combine the graham cracker crumbs and butter and press in the bottom.  Put in the refrigerator.

Filling:  Mix the cream cheese in a large bowl and add the sugar and egg yolks.  Stir in the sour cream, flour, vanilla, lemon rind and juice until smooth.

In a separate bowl, beat egg whites till stiff and then fold into the batter.

Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes.  Cool and remove outer pan. Refrigerate.  I just dump 1 can of blueberry pie filling right on top!


Michele said...

OMG I love blueberries on a good home baked NY style cheesecake, that looks so danged good I could eat my monitor!


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bernideen, your cheese cake looks scrumptious! I make one but without all the eggs. Thanks for sharing. Your hubby must be so thankful to have such a good cook!
Hope you're having a lovely weekend.


Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Oooooo... that looks marvelous! Yum!

My first time here.... a lovely place to visit.

Wishing you glimpses of heaven in unexpected places.....

relevanttealeaf said...

Looks absolutely delicious, Bernideen!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Yummy Bernideen!
Is this a Weight Watchers recipe? Hehe :-)

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

OH my - thank you for sharing -- I have to try this out! Are there any calories in this?! (ha)!! Have a great Sunday. ~Donna