Cheesecake is most commonly served at celebrations during holidays, as well as throughout the year for any time desserts. Cheesecake has many different variations from New York style to marbled, including different fruit toppings, such as strawberry, blueberry, and even peanut butter! The choice is yours as to the toppings, as this recipe is for a simple homemade cheesecake.
You will need:
- 1 cup of graham cracker crumbs
- 3 tbs. of sugar
- ¼ cup melted butter
- 24 ounces softened cream cheese
- 3/4 cup of sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 3 eggs
- Pie pan, 9 inch
- Bowl and spoon
Step 1: Add graham cracker crumbs, 3 tablespoons of sugar and ¼ cup of melted butter into the bottom of the pie pan and mix together until solid yet moveable. Press into the pie pan for a crust using the back of a spoon. Place the pie pan into the oven and bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 2: Add cream cheese, ¾ cup of sugar and vanilla extract into bowl. Mix using electric mixer on medium speed until all is well blended together. Add one egg at a time and mix well after each. If you do not have an electric mixer, you can use a fork or a whisk to do the job. It is best to mix until no separate ingredients can be identified. Eggs are well blended when they are no longer seen as a separate ingredient.
Step 3: Pour the mixture into the pie pan and bake for 10 minutes at 450 degrees Fahrenheit. After 10 minutes of baking at 450 degrees Fahrenheit, set to reduced temperature of 250 degrees Fahrenheit, and then bake for an additional 30 minutes. Use the toothpick to stick into the center of the cheesecake to check and see if it is done. The toothpick will come out clean with no cake particles stuck to it if it is done. If it does not come out clean, cook for an additional ten minutes and check again. Keep doing this until the toothpick comes out clean.