Dad's Cheesecake-#SundaySupper

6/16/2013


Welcome to this week's edition of #SundaySupper!  
Our host (and founder of #SundaySupper!) : Isabel at Family Foodie.

Of course, today's theme is very fitting..Father's Day.  Whew..time to be really honest.  This week has been a little tough.  Tuesday was year since my Eliza was born.  And, of course, today is Father's Day.  
Unfortunately, I lost my dad back in 1998.  
Me and my siblings with my dad circa 1970's..I will let you guess which one is me :)

My father's very favorite dessert was cheesecake.  Nothing fancy, nothing too flashy. My mom's recipe.  It was served every year for his birthday.  It will be one of the little reminders of my childhood, for the rest of my life.  That's how much he loved it.   My Dad was a wonderful man. A great provider with a silly sense of humor, while still running a strict household.  He liked things organized, but, simple. Hence, the very simple above photo..served up just the way he liked it..with a fork to dig in.  
Happy Father's Day Dad.  Enjoy.



Cheesecake
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Tim: 40 mins + 3 hours refrigerator
Serves: 4-6

Ingredients:
  • for crust:
  • 8-10 graham crackers
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • for cheesecake:
  • 2-8oz cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • for topping:
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 TBSP sugar
Directions:
  1. In a blender,  mix graham crackers until they are fine crumbs. Mix crumbs with butter and sugar. Press firmly into the bottom of a 9 in pie dish.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, eggs and vanilla until combined
  4. Pour into pie crust.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes or until center is set.
  6. In a small bowl, mix sour cream and sugar.  Spread on cake for the last 5-8 minutes of baking time.
  7. Remove from oven.  Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving.

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