Someone told me that last week was “national cheesecake week.” That’s kind of strange but it did inspire me to share probably my fav dessert recipe. You have a small sliver of this with your coffee in the AM and I guarantee you’ll have a great day (i.e., against the counterfactual wherein you do not have said slice).
Mix 2 cups of finely crushed graham cracker crumbs, 3 T of sugar, 6 T of melted butter (I didn’t say it was health food), and 1 t of cinnamon.
Press that into a springform pan.
Whip with mixer 3 8oz bricks of softened cream cheese. Mix in 1 cup sugar gradually. Add 3 eggs one at a time. DO NOT OVERMIX or you’ll get cracks in the final product. Just mix until the mixture is pretty smooth, not totally smooth.
Stir if 3/4 t vanilla by hand.
Pour into pan.
Bake at 325 for 1 hour.
A few minutes before the hour is up, whip 1 pint sour cream, 3 T sugar, and 1/2 t vanilla.
Then, once the hour is up, spread this sour cream mixture on top of the cheesecake and bake for another 15 mins.
Cool, refrigerate, and let me know in comments section if this is the miracle I say it is.