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Baked Cheesecake

No recipe image available.A wonderful recipe for a classic baked cheesecake with a graham cracker crust and sour cream topping.

Recipe Ingredients:

Crust:
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened

Filling:
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 2/3 cup granulated sugar
4 large eggs
1/4 cup lemon juice

Topping:
1 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
1 tablespoon granulated sugar

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Crust: Combine graham cracker crumbs and sugar; add butter. Mix until butter is thoroughly combined with crumbs; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.
  2. For Filling: Combine cream cheese and sugar, mixing at medium speed on electric mixer until well-blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Blend in juice; pour over crust.
  3. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 1 hour.
  4. For Topping: Combine sour cream, lemon peel and sugar; carefully spread over cheesecake. Bake and additional 5 minutes.
  5. Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool completely before removing rim of pan.
  6. Chill before serving.

Makes 9 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.