Homemade Cheesecake

Ingredients

  • TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup PET Heavy Whipping Cream, whipped
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • FILLING:
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • CRUST:
  • 2-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 40 squares)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

Directions

In a small bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, sugar and cinnamon; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom and 2 in. up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan. Bake at 350 for 5 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Reduce heat to 325. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Add egg yolks; beat on low just until combined. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form; fold into cream cheese mixture. Pour over crust. Bake for 1 hour or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate until completely cooled. Combine the PET Dairy sour cream, sugar and vanilla; fold in PET Dairy whipped cream. Spread over cheesecake. Refrigerate overnight. Remove sides of pan.



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