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Creamy Little Cheesecakes

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Active Time:  25 Minutes
Total Time:  1 Hour
  Makes 4
Cooking.com Tip: For individual desserts, bake cheese cakes in 4 (4.5-inch) mini springform pans. Each cake will easily serve two. Perfect for a small gathering or to give away as edible gifts.
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
For Crust:
2/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup finely chopped hazelnuts, almonds, pecans or walnuts
1 tablespoon sugar
Pinch of salt
3 tablespoons melted butter
For Filling:
1 pound cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For Topping:
16 ounces sour cream
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Raspberry Topping or Toblerone Topping, optional (see recipe)
Other necessary recipes:
Raspberry Topping Toblerone Topping
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DIRECTIONS
FOR CRUST: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine all ingredients for crust in medium bowl. Stir well with fork. Divide crumb mixture evenly among 4 (4.5-inch) springform pans. Using fork, press mixture evenly over bottom. Place pans on baking sheet and bake crusts until lightly golden, about 5 minutes.


FOR FILLING: Beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl until smooth and well mixed. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Pour batter into pans, dividing evenly. Bake until just gently set, about 25 minutes.


FOR TOPPING: Stir sour cream, sugar and vanilla in small bowl until well blended. Divide topping evenly among cheese cakes. Bake until topping is set, about 8 minutes. Cool completely. Refrigerate overnight.


Recipe created exclusively for Cooking.com by Jeanne Thiel Kelley.


Recipe reprinted by permission of . All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
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Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Makes 4
Calories: 1001
Fat. Total: 81g
Fiber: 2g
Carbohydrates, Total: 54g
Sodium: 585mg
% Cal. from Fat: 73%
Cholesterol: 304mg
Protein: 18g
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Rating: 5
by: Jenifer, CA Reviewed: 11/20/2008
Award-Winning! Sensational cheesecake
I chose to make this for a monthly "Iron Chef" party that a friend hosts. We are assigned a course (appetizer, salad, side, main, dessert) and we judge each other's dishes by secret ballot in several areas (Taste, Presentation, Creativity, Best Overall). This cheesecake was a smash hit: it won in EVERY category! I chose the almonds and Toblerone topping as the options. Simply amazing - I'm sharing it with my family this year at Christmas.
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