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Lemon Cheesecake

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine, softened
  • 40 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Combine the first 3 ingredients; stir well, then set aside. Grease the bottom and sides of a 10-inch springform pan with butter.
  2. Add crumb mixture; tilt pan to coat sides and bottom. Chill.
  3. Beat cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until light and fluffy; gradually add the 1 2/3 cups sugar, beating well at high speed.
  4. Add sugar, beating well at high speed. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Stir in salt, vanilla extract and lemon juice.
  6. Pour mixture into the prepared crust.
  7. Bake at 300 degrees F for 1 hours and 20 minutes. The center may be soft, but will set when chilled.
  8. Cool on a wire rack; cover and chill for 8 hours.