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Classic Cheesecake

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“My mom has been making this at Christmas for years. This is a great basic cheesecake; it can be topped with anything you like. The time does not include the 8 hours that this should be cooled and refrigerated.”
READY IN:
1hr 15mins
SERVES:
12-16
YIELD:
1 cheesecake
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Beat cream cheese, sour cream, and butter until smooth.
  2. Mix in sugar, corn starch, vanilla, and lemon juice.
  3. Beat in eggs one at a time.
  4. Pour the mixture into a springform pan.
  5. Place the springform pan into a larger pan.
  6. Add water in the larger pan to halfway up the springform pan.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour.
  8. Turn off the oven, open the oven door and let the cheesecake cool for one hour.
  9. Remove the cheesecake from the oven and cool another hour.
  10. The top of the cheesecake should be slightly brown and cracked.
  11. Refrigerate at least 6 hours before serving.

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