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Classic Vanilla Cheesecake

Classic Vanilla Cheesecake

Classic Vanilla Cheesecake

  • icons/brand/timer copy 2 Created with Sketch. Cook Time: 4 Hours, 15 Minutes
  • icons/brand/silverware copy Created with Sketch. Yield: 8 to 10 servings

Top with fresh fruit or your favorite ice cream topping. For many years this recipe was featured on the Spice Islands® Vanilla box.

Ingredients

Crust

  • ½ tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 c. graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tbsp. melted butter OR margarine
  • 3 tbsp. sugar

Topping

  • 1 c. sour cream
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract, pure

Filling

  • 23 c. sugar
  • 2 pkg. (8 ounces each) cream cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract, pure

Directions

  1. Combine crust ingredients and pat into bottom of 9-inch springform pan; set aside.
  2. For filling, beat cream cheese with sugar and vanilla in large mixer bowl, until light.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until smooth.
  4. Pour over crust.
  5. Bake at 375° for 25 minutes or until set.
  6. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack for 15 minutes.
  7. Combine topping ingredients; pour over baked cheesecake.
  8. Return to 375° oven and bake for 10 minutes.
  9. Cool to room temperature on wire rack.
  10. Cover and chill at least 3 hours.
  11. Top with fresh berries if desired.
  12. Can be made up to 1 day ahead.