Friday, January 2, 2009

Top-Your-Own Cheesecake

Prep Time:20 Min
Total Time:8 Hr
Makes:18 servings



1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup margarine or butter, melted


5 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
5 eggs
1 (8-oz.) container sour cream


Pie filling
Ice cream topping
Whipped cream
Chopped nuts
Miniature semisweet chocolate chips
Toffee bits


1.Heat oven to 350°F. In ungreased 13x9-inch pan, combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar and margarine; mix well. Press crust mixture evenly in bottom of pan. Bake at 350°F. for 8 to 10 minutes or until toasted. Reduce oven temperature to 300°F.

2.Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until blended. Add vanilla and eggs; beat until smooth. Add sour cream; blend well. Pour into crust-lined pan.

3.Bake at 300°F. for 35 to 40 minutes or until edges are set and center is still soft. Remove from oven; place on wire rack. Cool 1 hour. Cover; refrigerate at least 6 hours or until serving time.

4.Cut cheesecake into squares. Serve with assorted toppings.

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