BOB RECIPE: Classic Creamy Cheesecake

from:  Crystal Farms
Product:  Cream Cheese

BOB RECIPE:  Classic Creamy Cheesecake

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Baking time: 1 hour and 20 minutes
Chilling time: 4 hours

Crust:
1 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted

Filling:
4 (8 oz) pkgs. cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 eggs

Topping:
sliced fresh strawberries combines with purchased strawberry glaze or canned fruit pie filling, such as cherry, blueberry or raspberry

Heat oven to 300 F.  Spray 9-inch springform pan with nonstick cooking spray.

In medium bowl, combine all crust ingredients; blend well.  Press firmly on bottom of prepared springform pan.

In large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese at low speed just until smooth, about 30 seconds.  Scrape bowl.  Add sugar; beat at low speed just until blended, about 30 seconds.  Scrape bowl.  Add lemon juice, vanilla and one egg; beat at low speed just until egg is blended.  Scrape bowl.  Add remaining eggs, one at a time, beating only until just blended, scraping the bowl after each addition.

Pour filling into pan over crust.  Bake 1 hour and 15 minutes to 1 hour and 20 minutes until firm except for the very center.  Cool completely on wire rack.  Cover; refrigerate at least 4 hours.  Serve with sliced fresh strawberries and strawberry glaze or canned fruit filling.  Serves 12

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