Cheesecake has become one of the most popular desserts in the United States. Nothing is quite as rich and delicious, and as impressive to serve, as a firm creamy cheesecake with a glorious topping of fruit, sour cream, or chocolate.
But don’t be intimidated by this fancy dessert. You don’t have to BUY the perfect cheesecake from a pastry shop or bakery. Bake the perfect cheesecake yourself at home. You just need a good, easy-to-follow recipe, and a few tips for success before you get started.
First, learn some cheesecake tips and read these additional hints for baking the perfect cheesecake.
Next, pick out the perfect recipe (see ours, below).
Now, gather your ingredients and get started. You should be well on your way to baking the perfect cheesecake!
Make a graham cracker crust according to the recipe on the graham cracker crumb box. Press the crust into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan and go up at least 1/2 inch on the sides.
Combine the following in a large mixing bowl:
2 (8 oz.) cream cheese (softened) (Philadelphia Cream Cheese is what we used)
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
Beat until smooth. Pour into the crust and bake for 30 minutes at 375 degrees.
Cool and refrigerate.
When cake has completely cooled, and just before serving, remove from springform pan and place on a footed cake plate or other large plate. Spoon a can of prepared cherry (or strawberry) pie filling evenly over the top of the cake. Refrigerate any leftovers.
Suzanne and Wendy
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