Cheesecake Crust

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When making a cheesecake, one of the most important part of it is the crust. It usually will add crunch and savoriness to the otherwise sweet cheesecake. Which is why making the crust is just as important to make the dish as delicious as it is.

Ingredients :

  • 1 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup ground nuts
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup margarine

Filling :

  • 3 (8oz) packages Philadelphia cream cheese softened
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 pint sour cream

Directions :

  1. Mix (Graham Cracker Crumbs, Ground Nuts, Sugar and Margarine) together with hands and press into a 10″ cheesecake pan covering bottom and 1″ up the sides. Set aside. Cream sugar and cheese until smooth.
  2. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating only until incorporated.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and blend well. Pour into cheesecake pan. Bake at 325 for 1 hour, turn of heat. Leave in oven with door closed for 1 additional hour.
  4. Cool completely and refrigerate at least an hour before removing from pan.

Make sure to read the recipe for making a good japanese cheesecake.