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Deluxe Cheesecake

No recipe image available.An easy, creamy baked cheesecake with a vanilla wafer crumb crust and sour cream topping, served with an easy sauce of cherry pie filling.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs (60 cookies)
1/2 cup butter, melted

4 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 cups sour cream
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Cherry or strawberry pie filling for accompaniment

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Crust: Combine crumbs and butter; press onto bottom of 13x9x2-inch 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 vanilla; pour over crust.
  3. Bake in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand 15 minutes.
  4. Increase oven temperature to 425°F (220°C).
  5. For Topping: Combine sour cream, sugar and vanilla. Spread over cheesecake. Bake for 10 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool at room temperature; chill before serving.
  7. Serve with cherry or strawberry pie filling spooned over individual servings.

Makes 12 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.