I have made this cheesecake for years.  Everyone loves this cheesecake especially Kent (my hubby), and two of my sons Eric and Martin.  Oh and me too 😉  Here is the recipe.  Enjoy!

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1 3/4 cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
1/3 cup melted butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
3 packages Cream Cheese (I use Philadelphia Cream Cheese.  Take it out of the refrigerator about 30 minutes before you are ready to make the cake)
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 eggs (cold, take them out when you are ready to use them)
1 cup sour cream

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  I use a springform pan for my cheesecakes.  .
2.  Mix graham cracker crumbs, butter (I only use butter) and 1/4 cup the sugar.  Press firmly onto bottom and up the side of the pan.  Put in 350 degree oven for 5 minutes.  Take out to cool.
3.  Beat cream cheese, remaining 1 cup sugar and the vanilla in a large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.  (I use my stand up mixer)
4.  Add cold eggs one at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition just until blended.
5.  Add sour cream and fold in to mixture with a spatula or wooden spoon.   Pour into crust.
6.  Bake 1 hour 10 minutes or until center is almost set.  Turn off oven – Don’t try to make a shortcut and skip this step. Just saying 🙂  Leaving door slightly ajar, leave cheesecake in oven 1 hour.
7.  Remove from oven; cool completely and the refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.  Remove from pan and top with your favorite topping.

We like a plain cheesecake.   This cheesecake is simple, although it takes time, and extremely delicious.


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