A really good basic cheesecake recipe that is easy to make and really delicious.  This is a really creamy layered cheesecake.  You can serve it with fruit, praline sauce or whatever you choose.



  • 1-1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup softened butter

Combine and spread on bottom and about  1/2" up edge of a 9" spring form pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray.  Bake in a preheated 375° oven for 8 minutes.  Cool.  Reduce oven temperature to 350°.


  • 1 pound (2-8 ounce packages) cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs

Cream the cream cheese with mixer and add sugar.  Mix well.  Add eggs 1 at a time and mix well after each addition.  Pour this mixture into the prepared crust.  Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated 350° oven.  Let cool 10 minutes.


  • 1 pint sour cream
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix by hand in a small bowl.  Spoon onto the cake part and cook for 10 more minutes at 350°.  When done, cool completely on counter and then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

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