05 February 2011
Quick and Easy Cheesecake
I'm not a Susie Homemaker nor a Betty Crocker but I do get ambitious once in a while to make some "treats." I see all sorts of delicious goodies on some blogs I read and I'm jealous. Not that I'd want to take the talent/goodies away I'd just like a little bit of my own. So, sometimes I find shortcuts and easy things to make. I've been in the mood for some cheesecake lately so when DH and I stopped at Meiers yesterday on our way back from Louisville we bought some cream cheese (on sale 4 packs for $5). Today when my sweet, adopted great-granddaughter came over we made an easy cheesecake. Here's how we did it:
1 store-bought graham cracker crumb crust (or one of the cookie flavor ones will work)
2 8oz. packs cream cheese--let it get to be room temp (I let mine sit on counter for an hour)
3/4 cup sugar (I used an off brand of Splenda)
2 teasp vanilla
1/2 teasp grated lemon peel (I use the stuff in the jar from the spice section)
Preheat oven to 350
Add eggs, sugar, vanilla and lemon peel--beat it until it is fluffy-looking
Bake about 25 minutes until it looks firm
Refrigerate 8 hours
Eat with your choice of topping or plain. We like it plain.
Very easy and quite tasty. Enjoy y'all....
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