Friday, December 11, 2009

Cheesecake for a Crowd

I needed  a holiday dessert to take to a church party and decided on this. It is a great was to serve cheesecake to a crowd.

New York Style Cheesecake for a Crowd
1-1/2 cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
1/4 cup  (1/2 stick) butter, melted
1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
4 pkg.  (8 oz. each) Cream Cheese,  softened
2 tsp. vanilla, divided
1 container  (16 oz)  Sour Cream, divided
4 eggs
2 cups  fresh strawberries, sliced (I topped mine with additional graham cracker crumbs and decorating gel)

HEAT oven to 325°F. Line 13x9-inch pan with foil, with ends extending over sides of pan. Mix crumbs, butter and 2 Tbsp. sugar; press onto bottom of pan.
BEAT cream cheese, 1 cup of remaining sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Add 1 cup sour cream; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over crust.
BAKE 40 min. or until center is almost set. Mix remaining sour cream, sugar and vanilla; carefully spread over cheesecake. Bake 10 min. Cool completely. Refrigerate 4 hours. Use foil handles to lift cheesecake from pan just before serving; top with berries.


Hot Pants said...

You are just rubbing it in my face now.

anissa ferguson said...

You should have been there...I only had crumbs remaining.

kelly said...

i might try this with an almond crust (gf you know) i think it would work and it looks really yummy!

anissa ferguson said...

An almond crust sounds amazing, let me know how it turns out.

philippines gift said...

Interesting, will certainly try doing that myself,and for sure my love ones will love it. :)