Perfect Cheesecake Everytime

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups crushed graham crackers
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (16 ounce) container sour cream

Instructions

1_  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Whisk together the crushed graham crackers, the 1 teaspoon sugar, cinnamon, and walnuts. Stir in the butter. Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan.

2_ Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven; allow crust to cool.

3_ Beat the cream cheese with the eggs on medium-low with an electric mixer until smooth. Beat in the 1 cup sugar and vanilla. Fold in the sour cream just until blended. Do not overmix; ovemixing causes the cheesecake to crack. Pour into the cooled crust.

4_ Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Turn oven off. When the cheesecake has reached room temperature, chill in refrigerator for 8 hours before serving.

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