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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Donna's Famous Cheesecake

   I love cheesecake! My aunt Donna spoils me (and she makes a good cheesecake!)  She makes original cheesecakes, chocolate cheesecakes, round cheesecakes, square cheesecakes and they are all yummy!

   So, I decided it was high time I break out my springform pan, give it a good dusting and go to work on Donna's recipe.  It was easy.  The list of ingredients is short and it comes together quickly.  It is in the oven as I type this, so I cannot yet comment on how it looks and tastes.  But, I hope I do it justice.

    Update:  I had it and it was GOOOD!  I made a lemon blackberry sauce to go over it.  I had to get what was left out of the house so I didn't finish it.  Have I mentioned that I love cheesecake?

Donna's Cheesecake


1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp lemon extract (or almond or flavor of your choice)
3 8 oz packages of cream cheese, softened
4 eggs

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
4 T butter, melted

  1. Preheat oven to 300 F
  2. Place the graham cracker crumbs in the bottom of a springform pan, add the butter.  Mix together and press into the bottom of the pan.
  3. Beat together the cream cheese, condensed milk, eggs and extracts.  Make sure the cream cheese is really softened to it is smooth.
  4. Pour onto the crust.  Thump it on the counter a couple of times to get out any big air bubbles.
  5. Bake until the middle doesn't jiggle, about an hour
  6. Let cool and then chill at least a couple of hours, preferably over night.
Here it is with some sauce.  OMG!
It was a fitting use for the last of the blackberries from our yard!

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1 comment:

  1. Love cheesecake and this one looks so good...and easy too!

    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY.