Family-Famous Cheesecake


Cheesecake Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 T. flour
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 yolk
  • ¼ cup milk

Crust Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup crushed cinnamon graham crackers
  • ¼ cup pecans, chopped
  • ½ cup butter, melted


Directions for Crust:

  • In a small bowl, combine cracker crumbs and sugar. Then stir in butter.
  • Grease or line the inside of a 9-inch springform pan; press crumb mixture onto bottom of pan.
  • Place springform pan on a baking sheet; bake at 350°F for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Directions for cheesecake:

  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add milk, flour and vanilla.
  • Next add eggs, one at a time. Beat on low speed until just combined.
  • Pour filling onto crust. Bake at 350°F for about 45 minutes, or until the center is almost set.
  • Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around the inside edge of pan to loosen.
  • Let cool for one hour before refrigerating cheesecake.