Saturday, March 22, 2008

Easy Cheesecake

Crust :
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1/4 cup melted margarine

2 (8-oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup dairy sour cream
1/3 cup sugar or Splenda
2 eggs slightly beaten
1 tablespoon lemon juice


Preheat the oven to 325°. Combine crust ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Press onto bottom and side of an ungreased 9-inch pie pan and set aside.

In a large bowl, beat the softened cheese until smooth. Gradually add sour cream, beating until smooth. Beat in sour cream, sugar, eggs and lemon juice. Pour into prepared graham cracker crust. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until filling is just set. Cool completely. Cover and store in refrigerator until ready to serve. Top with fresh or canned fruit and serve.

If you're in a hurry, use a ready-made 9-inch graham cracker crust. I usually triple this recipe and bake it in two 9-inch springform pans.

Another great Easy Recipe

Love At Home

There is beauty all around
When there's love at home.
There is joy in every sound
When there's love at home.

Roses bloom beneath our feet,
All the earth is a garden sweet,
Making life a bliss complete,
When there's love at home.

-- John Hugh McNaughton (1829-1891)