PHILADELPHIA Classic Cheesecake

Celebrate National Cheesecake Day on July 30! This cheesecake is perfect for the traditionalists who love the classics as...
PHILADELPHIA Classic Cheesecake
Celebrate National Cheesecake Day on July 30!

Celebrate National Cheesecake Day on July 30! This cheesecake is perfect for the traditionalists who love the classics as well as rich and creamy flavor.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs

  • 3 Tbsp. sugar

  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted

  • 4 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 tsp. vanilla

  • 4 eggs

     

DIRECTIONS:

Heat oven to 325°F.

Mix graham crumbs, 3 Tbsp. sugar and butter; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.

Beat cream cheese, 1 cup sugar and vanilla with mixer until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over crust.

Bake 55 min. or until center is almost set. Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate 4 hours.

Cheesecake Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Cheesecake Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.