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Traditional Cheesecake

For an elegant dessert, try this scrumptious traditional cheesecake. It won't disappoint you!

Traditional Cheesecake
  • Prep Time
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  • Skill Level
    Intermediate
  • Makes
    12
    servings
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Ingredients

  • CRUST:
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • CHEESECAKE:
  • 3 pkgs. (8 oz. each) cream cheese
  • 1 can (14 oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 cup (8 oz.) sour cream
  • Fruit pie filling or fruit topping (optional)

Instructions

PREHEAT oven to 350º F.

FOR CRUST:
COMBINE
graham cracker crumbs, butter and sugar in small bowl. Press onto bottom and 1 inch up side of ungreased 9-inch springform pan.

BAKE for 6 to 8 minutes. Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes.

FOR CHEESECAKE:
BEAT
cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk in large mixer bowl. Beat in eggs, flour, lemon juice and lemon peel. Pour into crust.

BAKE for 50 minutes. Remove from oven; spread with sour cream.

BAKE for 10 minutes or until edge is set but center still moves slightly. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Garnish with fruit topping.