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Philly(r) 3-step Cheesecake

Author/Submitted by: Mary Ellen Coleman <mea@VNET.IBM.COM>
Servings: 8
Categories: Cheesecakes / Desserts

16  ounces  Cream Cheese
2    Eggs
1/2  cup  Sugar
1    Graham Cracker Pie Crust, 9 inch
1/2  teaspoon  Vanilla

1. Mix cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla at medium speed with electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs and mix until blended.

2. Pour into crust.

3. Bake at 350F for 40 minutes or until center is almost set.Cool. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight.

4. Lemon: Stir 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel into batter.

5. Chocolate Chip: Stir 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips into batter. Sprinkle with additional 1/4 cup chips before baking.

6. Pumpkin: Mix 1/2 cup canned pumpkin, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, and one dash each ground cloves and nutmeg in with cream cheese.

7. Candy Bar: Sprinkle with 1 cup chopped chocolate-covered candy bars, any flavor (3-4 bars), before baking.

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.

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