Homemade Cheesecake

Strawberry Cheesecake

We celebrated a birthday this weekend and my wife Shelly made a cheesecake as one of the desserts. Here she shares the recipe.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. For the crust use 1 ¾ c crushed graham crackers, 1/3 c melted butter, ¼ c sugar and ¼ tsp salt. Mix altogether and press into your springform pan. Bake for 10 min.

Cheesecake: 4 8oz pkg cream cheese room temp, 3 eggs room temp, 2 tsp vanilla, ½ c sour cream and 1 c sugar. Mix altogether but do not over mix. Pour on top of the graham cracker crust. Bake for 60-70 minutes until cheesecake is slightly browned and some cracks have formed. You can shut off the oven and let it cool.

My family’s favorite is to then add strawberry topping. I have used canned pie filling as well.

This time I used an 11 x 13 baking dish instead of the springform pan. This way I usually only bake for 55 min.