The Real Deal Baked Cheesecake

The Real Deal Baked Cheesecake

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Photo by stu_spivack

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup margarine or butter, melted
  • 1-¼ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk (NOT evaporated milk)
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup lemon juice, real or concentrate

Method:

Preheat oven to 300F degrees.

Mix the butter, graham cracker crumbs and sugar well then pat firmly onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan to make crust.

Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add condensed milk and beat until smooth. Add eggs and lemon juice, mixing well.

Pour batter into prepared springform pan.

Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until cheesecake springs back when lightly touched.

Cool to room temperature then chill in the refrigerator.

Prepare to serve by removing the side part of the springform pan and transfer cake to a serving dish. Garnish as desired—Some ideas: Put a spoonful of cherry pie filling on each slice, or top slices with fresh or thawed strawberries, blueberries or other berry fruit of choice. Chocolate topping or a drizzle of caramel adds a sweet twist.

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup margarine or butter, melted
  • 1-¼ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk (NOT evaporated milk)
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup lemon juice, real or concentrate

Method:

Preheat oven to 300F degrees.

Mix the butter, graham cracker crumbs and sugar well then pat firmly onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan to make crust.

Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add condensed milk and beat until smooth. Add eggs and lemon juice, mixing well.

Pour batter into prepared springform pan.

Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until cheesecake springs back when lightly touched.

Cool to room temperature then chill in the refrigerator.

Prepare to serve by removing the side part of the springform pan and transfer cake to a serving dish. Garnish as desired—Some ideas: Put a spoonful of cherry pie filling on each slice, or top slices with fresh or thawed strawberries, blueberries or other berry fruit of choice. Chocolate topping or a drizzle of caramel adds a sweet twist.