Diva Tasting: Basic Holiday Cheesecake…

Cheese Cake


1 ½ Cups Crushed Graham Crackers

1 Teaspoon White Sugar

Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon (Optional)

¼ Cup Chopped Pecans (Optional)

4 Tablespoons Melted Butter

2 (8 Ounce) Packages Cream Cheese, Softened

3 Eggs

1 Cup Sugar

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1 (16 Ounce) Container Sour Cream


Step 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Whisk together the crushed graham crackers, the 1 teaspoon sugar, cinnamon, and walnuts. Stir in the butter. Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan.

Step 2 Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven; allow crust to cool.

Step 3 Beat the cream cheese with the eggs on medium-low with an electric mixer until smooth. Beat in the 1 cup sugar and vanilla. Fold in the sour cream just until blended. Do not overmix; ovemixing causes the cheesecake to crack. Pour into the cooled crust.

Step 4 Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Turn oven off. When the cheesecake has reached room temperature, chill in refrigerator for 8 hours before serving. 8 Servings


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