Classic Cheesecake

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Classic Cheesecake

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 25 min

Cook Time: 1 hr, 5 min

Ingredients:

CRUST:
1/3 cup salted butter, softened
1/3 cup granulated white sugar
1 large egg
1  1/4 cups all-purpose flour

FILLING:
Two 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup granulated white sugar
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 large eggs

TOPPING:
1 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon granulated white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
berries for serving, optional

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Prepare the crust: In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy; blend in the egg. Add the flour and mix until well- combined. Spread the dough on the bottom and 1 1/2-inches up the sides of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake for 5 minutes.

3. Prepare the filling: In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to combine the cream cheese, sugar, zest and vanilla at medium speed until well-blended. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Pour the filling on top of the baked crust. Bake for 50 minutes.

4. Prepare the topping: Stir together the topping ingredients in a medium bowl and spread evenly over the baked cheesecake; continue baking for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and set on a cool stove. Loosen the cake from the rim of the pan; cool before removing the rim of the pan completely. Chill for a few hours before serving.

5. Serve with fresh berries.

Source: RecipeGirl.com

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One Response to “Classic Cheesecake”

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    Ipasha — October 27, 2009 @ 9:43 PM

    Cheesecake still one of my favorite dessert..it very tasty on my mouth…thank for the recipe, I’ll try to make it on my kitchen..