*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                             HELEN'S CHEESECAKE
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts                         Cakes
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      3/4   c            Pecans, coarsely ground
      3/4   c            Graham crackers, crushed (or
                         -boxed graham cracker
    3       tb           Unsalted butter, melted
    4                    8 oz.
    4                    Eggs
    1 1/4   c            Sugar
    1       tb           Fresh lemon juice
    2       ts           Vanilla
    2       c            Sour cream
      1/4   c            Sugar
    1       t            Vanilla
                         -Mazzola No-Stick spray
                         -cream cheese, at room
   Crust:  Mix ground pecans, crushed graham cracker
   crumbs and butter together.  Press onto bottom of a 9
   or 10 springform pan that has been sprayed generously
   with Mazzola No-Stick spray.  Set aside.
   Filling:  Preheat oven at 350 degrees.  Beat cream
   cheese in a large bowl with an electric mixer until
   smooth.  Add eggs, 1 1/4 cups sugar, lemon juice and 2
   tsp. vanilla.  Beat thoroughly.  Spoon over crust. Set
   pan on baking sheet.  Bake 9 pan for 50-55 minutes or
   10 pan for 40-45 minutes at 350 degrees.  Remove from
   oven and let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes
   (leave oven on).
   Topping:  While cheesecake is baking, combine sour
   cream, 1/4 cup sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla.  Blend well.
   Cover and refrigerate.  Once cake has stood at room
   temperature for 15 minutes, spread topping over.
   Return to oven and bake 5 minutes longer.  Let cool
   thoroughly then refrigerate for at least 24 hours or
   preferably 2 to 3 days. Remove from pan and enjoy!
   ***This recipe comes from an old Supervisor of mine
   (Helen).  She used this recipe to sell her cheesecakes
   professionally.  It appears rather basic but is a huge
   hit with any cheesecake officianado!  We used to have
   raffles as fundraisers for this cheesecake.***
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