Desserts

Cheesecake Supreme

1 3/4 cups finely crushed graham cracker (24 squares)

1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 cup butter, melted

3 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened

1 cup sugar

To make the crust: combine crushed crackers, walnuts and cinnamon. Stir in butter. If desired, reserve 1/4 cup of the crumb mixture for topping. Press remaining mixture onto bottom and about 2” up sides of an ungreased 8” or 9” spring form pan. Set crust aside.

For filling, in a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese, sugar, flour, vanilla, and, if desired, lemon peel with an electric mixer until combined. Add eggs and egg yolk all at once, beating on low speed just until combined. Stir in milk.

Pour filling into crust-lined pan. If desired, sprinkle with reserved crumbs. Place in a shallow baking pan in oven. Bake in a 375’ oven for 45 minutes to 50 minutes for the 8” pan, 35 to 40 minutes for the 9” pan, or until center appears nearly set when gently shaken.  Cool in pan on wire rack 15 minutes. Loosen crust from sides of pan; cool 30 minutes more.

Lori Morrissey (Jamie’s Cousin)

Reunion, Colorado

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