Granny Barra's Cheesecake

Recipe by Gingerbee
READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

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