There is no better dessert than a simply cheesecake, cheesecake is great to have any time of the year, you can put preserves, fresh fruit or melted chocolate on the top. With this basic recipe you will have the foundation to create a cheesecake for every occasion.
Here is what you will need
2 8oz packages of cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups sour cream
1 1/2 cups crushed graham crackers
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
To make the crust combine the butter, graham crackers, sugar and cinnamon, and mix thoroughly. press the mixture evenly in the bottom of a pan.
Preheat the oven to 350F, beat the cheese, egg yolks, vanilla, lemon juice, sugar and salt until the mixture is smooth, once smooth add sour cream, and then the egg whites. Pour the mixture into the pan and bake for 1 hour.
Turn the heat off and leave in the oven for another hour, remove the cheese and let stand for 2 hrs