Saturday, May 29, 2010

Mira’s Cheesecake

For many years now, my mother, Teresa has baked a delicious cheesecake. She is often asked to bake a cheesecake for family gatherings. Here's the recipe she uses. It's from a lady named Mira from Ila, Georgia (my hometown). I have used this recipe many times. I even used it while living overseas. I just had to make a few substitutions but it still turned out delicious. This is a must-try recipe!!!

Mira’s Cheesecake


2 Cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
¼ cup Sugar
1/3 cup butter or oleo (melted)

Mix melted oleo with cracker crumbs and sugar. Press on bottom and sides of 10” spring form pan. Bake five minutes at 350 degrees.

3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
¾ Cup sugar
2 Large Eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2 tablespoons Cornstarch
1 Cup Sour Cream

Beat together cheese and sugar until light and smooth. Beat in eggs, vanilla and cornstarch only until thoroughly mixed. Stir in sour cream until mixture is well blended. Pour into crust. Bake cheesecake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from oven and place in refrigerator to cool immediately. This prevents cracks from forming in the cake.

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