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How to make it

  • • SET OUT 3 LARGE CONTAINERS OF PHILADELPHIA CREAM CHEESE (PREFER KRAFT) AND ALLOW TO REACH ROOM TEMPERATURE. OR, REMOVE FROM FOIL WRAPPER AND MICROWAVE EACH PACKAGE ABOUT 30 SECONDS.
  • • BEAT 4 EGGS VERY SMOOTH. ADD 1-CUP SUGAR AND BEAT.
  • • ADD 1 TEASPOON REAL VANILLA AND RIND (ZEST) AND JUICE OF 1 LEMON TO EGGS AND BEAT LIGHTLY.
  • • BREAK UP CREAM CHEESE INTO THE BOWL OF EGGS AND BEAT VERY SMOOTH. MAY TAKE UP TO 10 MINUTES TO GET IT REALLY SMOOTH. SCRAP SIDES OCCASIONALLY.
  • • POUR INTO A GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST (SEE FARTHER DOWN) AND BAKE AT 375 FOR 40 MINUTES. REMOVE AND COOL FOR “10” MINUTES. RESET OVEN TO 475 WHEN YOU REMOVE THE CAKE TO COOL.
  • • AFTER 10 MINUTES SPOON ON FOLLOWING TOPPING. 1/2 PINT SOUR CREAM MIXED WITH 2 TABLESPOONS OF SUGAR AND 1/2 TABLESPOON REAL VANILLA.
  • • PLACE CAKE BACK IN OVEN THAT WAS RESET TO 475 AND COOK FOR 5 MINUTES. REMOVE AND LET COOL. IT NEEDS TO SIT AT LEAST AN HOUR BEFORE RELEASING FROM PAN AND CUTTING. IF EATEN WITHOUT BEING REFRIGERATED IT IS VERY SMOOTH AND CREAMY.
  • • REFRIGERATE ANY LEFTOVERS. AFTER BEING REFRIGERATED THE CHEESE CAKE CHANGES TEXTURE. IT IS JUST DIFFERENT. IT IS DELICIOUS EITHER WAY. AFTER BEING REFRIGERATED IF YOU WANT IT TO BE AIRY, LIGHT AND CREAMY LIKE WHEN IT WAS FIRST COOKED, PLACE A PIECE ON A PAPER PLATE AND MICROWAVE ABOUT 20 SECONDS. TIME IS VARIABLE TO YOUR MICROWAVE. IT IS PRETTY SINFUL WHEN REHEATED. INCREDIBLY LIGHT. THIS IS A CAKE YOU CAN SIT AND EAT BY YOURSELF
  • • CRUM CRUST:
  • • 36 GRAHAM CRACKERS
  • • 2 TABLESPOONS SUGAR
  • • 1 CUBE (1/4) LB PLUS 1 TBSP. MELTED BUTTER.
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    " It was excellent "
    hunnee ate it and said...
    great recipes, love cheese cake you have my 5 forks effortlessly 55555
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    " It was excellent "
    windy1950 ate it and said...
    Is this the same as JJ's Yummy Cheese Cake?

    Hey, OXO makes a box grater with an attached container on the bottom to catch the shreds that I'm going to get.
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    " It was excellent "
    mintymommybee ate it and said...
    ooh, thanks for that re-heating hint ... I never thought of it as I always just sneak eat the leftover cheesecake hiding behind the refridgerator door. But try to eat as much as I can when i's fresh as the texture IS more luscious then ... now maybe I won't have to be such a selfish glutton over it, knowing I can relax and enjoy a microwaved creamy dream later on too;)
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    This sounds very delicious. Im going to try it sometime Im sure all of my children and grandchildren will love the recipe. It sounds sooooo easy to make and boy does it sound yummmmmmmy!!!~momo
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  • lunasea 6 years ago
    Looks really good, JJ - as always you provide a wonderful visual presentation. Thank you! ~Vickie
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    " It was excellent "
    sweetwords ate it and said...
    I made this last night, and it is FINE! I cheated, though - I halved the filling, put it in a Keebler crust and baked it at 325 for about 35 minutes. Not quite as luscious as your photos!
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  • jett2whit 6 years ago
    How yummy this looks! Great job JJ!! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe.
    jett
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    " It was excellent "
    shirleyoma ate it and said...
    Ahhhhhhh I had forgotten this recipe, one of my favorites! Brings back memories! My first Cheesecake for our Church Potluck!
    Great post and worth a big 5
    hugsssss
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    " It was excellent "
    magali777 ate it and said...
    This is an exellent post, great recipe and great pictures, thank you!
    magali
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  • dee 6 years ago
    I love this! Ya just kept the recipe simple. Love it. Many Thanks for the posting! I see many of us shop at the same cook-shop for our rolling pins.
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    " It was excellent "
    liezel ate it and said...
    Great recipe JJ! And your pics are out of this world! Thanks for sharing. Bookmarking this one
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    " It was excellent "
    ahmed1 ate it and said...
    OMG!! Here you go man!! Wonderfull posting.Proffetional pictures!!
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  • wynnebaer 6 years ago
    Great instrution....I have a rolling pin just like that...Okay, used to....:)
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  • thegoldminer 6 years ago
    Thanks for the "5" Joy. JJ
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  • thegoldminer 6 years ago
    It is full, now the other bottle that you don't see, well......... gulp. Oops. JJ
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  • linebb956 6 years ago
    BTW... love the rolling pin.. that full or empty? LOL
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  • linebb956 6 years ago
    Last week in San Antonio I had the best piece of rasberry cheese cake... Now I am on a cheesecake rush! Great recipe... Thanks.
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    " It was excellent "
    mystic_river1 ate it and said...
    How could you not get a 5 John John..please send 1 to 6 pieces in an e-mail. Thanks!Joymarie
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