Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunday Recipes CheeseCake

Home Made Cheesecake
In Honor of Zekaryah's Birthday today. Happy 13! Another teenager in the house.

Crust- you can use a premade one if you want- I like to make ours
1 ½ C graham crackers crushed
¼ c sugar
½ c butter melted

You can crush your graham crackers easily if you dump the 1 ½ to 2 packages into a gallon size zip lock bag then for about a minute or so roll your rolling pin over it, flipping from back to front to get them nice and crushed. Once they are crushed you just mix with the sugar and butter and pat down in your pan. I use a 9 in Spring Form so I can remove the side, but you can use a pie or cake pan too.
2 packages of cream cheese
1 c sour cream
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 c sugar
2 tbsp melted butter
1 tsp vanilla

Mix all of it in your mixer until it is creamy, not super creamy but like frosting almost.
Then just scoop it all out into your pan on top of the pie crust.

You place all this in an oven at 350. I cook for about 35 min then check it and usually cook an additional 10. It depends on how well your oven cooks. Let sit for an entire hour! Otherwise it does not finish setting.
I use a can of pie filling to top it with per slice.
You can also top it with a mix of ¾ c sour cream and ¼ c powdered sugar after it is cooled before placing any fruit on it.


  1. This looks delish! I think I can convert your recipe to gluten-free by using ginger snaps for the crust instead. I haven't seen any GF graham crackers anywhere, but Trader Joe's has the ginger snap cookies.

    Thanks for sharing!


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