Cheesecake Recipes

Original "Philly" Cheesecake
Serving Size: 10

1 cup graham cracker crumbs
3 tablespoon margarine -- melted
24 ounce cream cheese -- softened
3/4 cup sugar
5 tablespoon lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoon grated lemnon peel
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 large eggs -- separated

Cooking Directions:

Combine crumbs and margarine; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.
Bake at 325 degrees F., 10 minutes. Combine cream cheese, sugar, juice,
peel and vanilla, mixing at medium speed on electric mixer until well
blended. Add egg yolks, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into cream cheese mixture.
Pour over crust. Bake at 300 degrees F., 45 minutes. Loosen cake from rim
of pan; cool before removing rim of pan. Chill. Top with cherry pie
filling or fresh fruit, if desired.

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