Mary Lou's Cheesecake
- 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 3/4 cups sugar
- 3 Tablespoons flour
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon lemon rind
- 5 8oz blocks softened cream cheese
- 6 eggs
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup sour cream-spread on cake at end of baking
Combine ingredients and dust bottom and sides of greased 9" springform pan with mixture.
Mix sugar, flour, salt and lemon rind. Gradually blend into cream cheese and beat until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Add cream and vanilla and mix.
Pour into prepared pan. Bake at 325 degrees 60-70 minutes or until set. Remove from oven; increase heat to 450 degrees. Spread sour cream over cheesecake and return to over for 5 minutes.
Cool, remove from pan and serve plain or garnished with fruit or chocolate.
Tips to keep your cheesecake from cracking:
-cook in a water bath, encasing springform pan in foil to
prevent water from entering pan
-run a knife around the cake sides when just out of oven
to release cake sides from pan before it cools
-open oven door at end of cooking time and allow cake
to cool on oven rack