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Original Philly Cheesecake

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Rating: 5/5
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ready in: 30-60 minutes
serves/makes:   14

recipe id: 2784

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1 cup graham cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons margarine, melted


24 ounces cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
5 tablespoons lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 eggs, separated


Crust: Combine graham cracker crumbs and margarine. Press onto bottom of 9" springform pan. Bake at 325 degrees F for 10 minutes.

Filling: Combine cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, lemon peel, and vanilla, mixing at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Add egg yolks, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.

Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold into cream cheese mixture. Pour over crust.

Bake at 300 degrees F for 45 minutes. Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool before removing rim of pan. Chill.

Serving Ideas: Garnish with fresh fruit or cherry pie filling.

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276 calories, 21 grams fat, 17 grams carbohydrates, 5 grams protein per serving.
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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
This is my great grandmother's recipe. It is delicious!

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