Philly(r) 3-step Cheesecake
Mary Ellen Coleman <mea@VNET.IBM.COM>
Graham Cracker Pie Crust, 9 inch
Pour into crust.
Bake at 350F for 40 minutes or until center is almost set.Cool. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight.
Lemon: Stir 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel into batter.
Chocolate Chip: Stir 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips into batter. Sprinkle with additional 1/4 cup chips before baking.
Pumpkin: Mix 1/2 cup canned pumpkin, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, and one dash each ground cloves and nutmeg in with cream cheese.
Candy Bar: Sprinkle with 1 cup chopped chocolate-covered candy bars, any flavor (3-4 bars), before baking.
Mix cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla at medium speed with electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs and mix until blended.
My office-mate brought in bagels and cream cheese today, and on the box of cream cheese are recipes for cheesecake, and an offer for a cheesecake cookbook. I can't say I've ever tried this recipe, but it looks easy. To order the Ultimate Philly(R) Cream Cheese Cheesecake Cookbook, call 1-800-792-9200 and bill $2.95 to your Visa or MasterCard. Offer expires 6/30/95 or while supplies last.