Actually, this is one of my favorite things to bake. It's just so simple, easy & decadent.
1 cup sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
4 8oz. pkgs cream cheese, softened
2 cups sour cream
1 tsp vanilla
Butter a 9 or 10" springform pan. Dust completely with flour. Tap out excess flour. Preheat oven to 375º F. Beat eggs, sugar and lemon juice until light. Add the cream cheese (but not all at once) and beat thoroughly (not too lumpy). Add the sour cream and vanilla and mix well. Pour into pan and bake at least 30 minutes. Top should be slightly golden brown and when you shake the pan the center should be somewhat set. Bake longer if necessary. Turn off oven and open door slightly. Remove from oven after it has somewhat cooled. Chill in the refrigerator overnight.
If you prefer a crust, it's very simple. You'll need:
2 cups of crumbs, whether they be graham cracker, oreo cookie or vanilla snaps.
4 tbsp confectioners sugar
1 stick butter, melted
Mix all the ingredients together and press onto the bottom and sides of a buttered springform pan. Do not dust with flour as mentioned above. You can either chill it in the refrigerator for several hours or in the freezer for about 1/2 hour while making your batter above.
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