The Irish House's Baked Cheesecake

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by Matt Murphy / Executive Chef at The Irish House

wwltv.com

Posted on July 30, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Updated Monday, Jul 30 at 10:46 AM

Crust:

2 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs

1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted

Filling:

1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened

1 Tbsp. lemon juice

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup milk

Dash of salt

1/2 tsp. vanilla

2 eggs

Topping:

2 Tbsp. sugar

1 cup sour cream

1/2 tsp. vanilla 

 

  1. Combine graham cracker crumbs and butter, press into buttered 8-inch pie plate to form crust on bottom and sides.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually add in lemon juice, 1/2 cup sugar, milk, salt and vanilla.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Pour filling into crust.
  4. Bake at 325 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes or until set.
  5. Combine the 2 tablespoons of sugar, sour cream, and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla; spread over top of cheesecake then bake for 10 minutes longer. Chill for 5 hours or more before serving.

 

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