Creamy Baked Cheesecake

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (14 ounce) can EAGLE BRAND® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 3eggs
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream, at room temperature
  • 1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling(Optional)
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter; press firmly on bottom of9-inch springform pan.

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  • Step 2

    In large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy.Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk until smooth.Add eggs and lemon juice; mix well.Pour into prepared pan.

  • Step 3

    Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until center is set.Remove from oven; top with sour cream.Bake 5 minutes longer.Cool 1 hour.Chill at least 4 hours.Garnish with pie filling.Store leftovers covered in refrigerator.

  • For New York Style Cheesecake

    Omit sour cream. Increase cream cheese to 4 (8-ounce) packages and eggs to 4. Add 2 tablespoons flour after eggs. Proceed as above. Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes or until center is set. Cool. Chill. Serve as above.

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