*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                        ORIGINAL “PHILLY” CHEESECAKE
 
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 Serving Size  : 10   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cakes                            Desserts
                 Cheesecakes
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       c            Graham cracker crumbs
   24       oz           Cream cheese, softened
    5       tb           Lemon juice
    1       t            Vanilla
    3       tb           Margarine, melted
      3/4   c            Sugar
    1 1/2   ts           Grated lemon peel
    3       ea           Large eggs, separated
 
   Combine crumbs and margarine; press onto bottom of
   9-inch springform pan. Bake at 325 degrees F.,
   10minutes. Combine cream cheese, sugar, juice, peel
   and vanilla, mixing at medium speed on 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 curst.  Bake at 300 degrees F., 45 minutes.
    Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool before removing rim
   of pan. Chill. Top with cherry pie filling or fresh
   fruit, if desired.
  
 
 
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