Brittany’s Recipes -Baked Cheese Cake

Baked Cheese Cake
Yield: 4 – 10” round pans

Crust Mixture:

¾ cup Margarine (greasing pans)
2 lbs graham crackers or Oreos
1 Cup Margarine

Heavily grease the sides of four pans with softened but not melted margarine ¾ cups. Finley crush 2 lbs of graham crackers or Oreos and mix together until moistened, divide the crumb mixture evenly among 4 pans pressingly lightly and set aside

Cream Cheese Mixture:

6 lbs Cream Cheese
2 ¾ cups Sugar
½ cup Corn starch
1 ½ cups Egg Yolks (app 17 – 18)
2 Tablespoons Vanilla
2 Tablespoons of Lemmon Zest

Whip cream cheese until soft. Blend together sugar and cornstarch. Blend in Egg yolks, vanilla and lemon zest.

Meringue Mixture:

2 cups Egg White (app 16 -18)
2 ¾ cup Sugar

In a separate bowl whip until frothy Egg whites and Sugar

Gently and thoroughly fold the meringue mixture into the cream cheese mixture. Divide the filling evenly among the four prepared pans. Placed filled pans into deep sheet pans and carefully fill the sheet pan with 1’ hot water. Place in a 300 degree oven and bake for 1 ½ hours then turn off the heat and allow the cheese cakes to cool. Remove from the oven and cool to room temperature then cover tightly

RECIPE VARATIONS:

Chocolate Chip Cheese Cake – eliminate the lemon zest and add 1 lb of grated sweet chocolate

*Recipe from unknown source. Found in my Sister’s kitchen.

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