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                          DON CHANEY'S CHEESECAKE
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cheesecakes
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         -----CRUST-----
    6       tb           Butter, melted
    1       t            Cinnamon
    3       tb           Sugar
    2       c            Graham cracker crumbs
                         -----FILLING-----
   24       oz           Cream cheese, at
                         -room temperature
    1       c            Sugar
    3       lg           Eggs, at room
                         -temperature
      1/2   ts           Vanilla extract
                         -----TOPPING-----
    2       c            Sour cream
      1/2   ts           Vanilla
    3       tb           Sugar
 
   Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Mix crust ingredients.
   Press into springform pan on bottom and sides.
   
   Mix filling ingredients and pour into pan.  Make sure
   all ingredients are room temperature. Bake 30-35
   minutes, or until slightly browned.
   
   Remove cake from oven and increase oven temperature to
   500 degrees F.  Mix topping ingredients and gently
   spread on top of cake.  Return cake to 500 degree F.
   oven for five mins.  Remove from oven, cool to room
   temperature, and chill overnight. Serve cold.
   
   NOTES:
   
   *  Ultimate cheesecake -- This recipe is the original
   creation of a co-worker, Don Chaney. I consider myself
   a cheesecake gourmet, and I rate this recipe as 8.5
   out of 10 (However, there are no 10s). The recipe is
   so simple, I almost feel guilty serving it.
   
   *  Variations: Crush some walnuts into the crust.
   Pour a can of cherry or blueberry pie filling over the
   chilled cake, then chill again.  Put about 2-3 T of
   your favorite liqueur into the cake filling.
   
   : Difficulty:  easy to moderate.
   : Time:  10 minutes preparation, 40 minutes baking,
   overnight cooling. : Precision:  measure the
   ingredients.
   
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