Thursday, November 6, 2014

Cheese Cake

Crust: 1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup melted butter
1/4 cup sugar
Mix and press in bottom and sides of buttered spring pan.
Filling: 3 (8ozs) cream cheese softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 tsp salt
5 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup whipping cream, whipped
Add sugar, salt, and eggs to softened cream cheese. beat at medium speed. Add whipped cream and vanilla just until well blended. Pour into pan. Bake in preheated oven 450* for 15 minutes then turn oven down to 225* for 1 hour, then turn oven off and let set 15 more minutes. Remove from oven and let cool then refrigerate 8 hours. Top with choice of fruit filling.
For Coconut filling, Combine 1/4 cup cream of Coconut and 1 1/2 cups toasted flaked coconut. You can toast the coconut flakes in the microwave for 15 seconds.