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Nothing quite goes with summer like a nice cool slice of cheesecake. This recipe was handed down to me by my great-aunt Charlene to which I made a few changes it the best it could be.

Step 1: Ingredients

For the crust:
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 tbsp. sugar
2 tbsp. butter

For the filling:
3 8oz. packages cream cheese (softened)
5 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

For the topping:
3 cups sour cream
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Step 2: Preheat Oven

Preheat your oven to 300°F

Step 3: Make the Crust

Melt the butter in the microwave. Mix the graham cracker crumbs and 1 tbsp of sugar in a bowl and add the butter. Mix and pour the crumbs into a greased 9x13 pan. Press the crumbs evenly in the pan.

Step 4: Make the Filling and Bake

Put the softened cream cheese in a bowl and blend, adding only one egg at a time until all 5 are blended. Add 1 cup sugar and 1 1/2 tsp vanilla and blend again until incorporated. Pour over the crust and bake for 1 hour at 300°F. During the baking, make the toping.

Step 5: Make the Topping and Bake Again!

Blend 3 cups sour cream, 1 1/2 tsp vanilla, and 1/2 cup sugar in a bowl until smooth. Once the one hour baking is complete, pour the topping on top of the cheesecake and smooth with a rubber spatula. Bake again for five minutes.

Step 6: Cool and Enjoy!

Put the cheesecake in the refrigerator for a few hours until completely cooled. Or put in the freezer for an hour if you need it sooner. Cut a slice and enjoy! Raspberries on top make it an extra special treat!
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I am vary picky about my cheese cake it has to be just right and its was thank you so much keep up the good work
Delightful! Love the raspberries on top! My fav :)
Thanks so much! Glad you like it :) -Garrett

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