Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Choose Your Topping Cheesecake

"This is a yummy recipe for cheesecake that you can top any way that you want to.  You can spoon on a fruit topping, slather on caramel or chocolate or simply eat it plain.  However you choose to top it, make it your own." 

Graham Cracker Crust
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
3 Tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
4 Tablespoons butter, melted
Combine crumbs, sugar, cinnamon and butter. Press onto the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Bake at 325 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and top with filling.

Cheesecake Filling
4 (8 ounce) packages of cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons flour
4 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 Tablespoon vanilla

Combine cream cheese, sugar and flour. Mix with an electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each one. Blend in sour cream and vanilla. Pour over crust. Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes. Lower the oven to 250 degrees and continue baking for 1 hour. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely on a cooling rack. Refrigerate for approximately 4 hours before removing rim of springform pan. When ready to serve, remove rim of pan and top with desired topping.

Suggested Toppings
Cherry pie filling
Blueberry pie filling
Peach Pie filling
Strawberry pie filling
Lemon or lime curd or pie filling
Caramel ice cream topping
Chocolate syrup or hot fudge topping

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