Granny Barra's Cheesecake


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2hrs 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Begin any cheesecake recipe with all the ingredients at room temperature.
  2. This increases the volume.
  3. Crust: In a large bowl, combine graham crumbs, sugar, cinnamon and melted butter.
  4. Mix together until crumbs are moistened with butter; reserve 1/4 cup of this mixture for the topping later.
  5. Press crumbs into the bottom and sides of a spring pan.
  6. Wrap the spring pan with a sheet of heavy duty aluminum foil and set aside.
  7. Filling: Separate eggs; put yolks aside.
  8. Whip whites with 3 Tbsp.
  9. sugar until firm but not dry; set aside.
  10. In a food processor or with electric mixer, whip the cream cheese; add 1-1/2 cups sugar and 3 Tbsp. flour.
  11. Process until well combined about 2 minutes.
  12. Add egg yolks, one at a time, mixing continually between yolks.
  13. Add sour cream and flavoring.
  14. Process just another minute or two until all the ingredients are fully blended.
  15. Gently fold in egg whites; using a rubber spatular.
  16. Gently pour batter into spring pan and sprinkle the reserved 1/4 cup of gramham cracker crumbs on top.
  17. Place pan in a larger pan holding at least 1" of water.
  18. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  19. Bake for 1 hour; then turn off the oven and continue to cook with door closed for another hour.
  20. Open oven door, leaving the cheesecake in the oven to cool down.

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