- 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs3 Tbsp. sugar1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted4 pkg. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened1 cup sugar1 tsp. vanilla4 eggs
- HEAT oven to 325°F
MIX graham crumbs, 3 Tbsp. sugar and butter; press into bottom of 9-inch springform pan.
BEAT cream cheese, 1 cup sugar and vanilla with mixer until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over crust.
BAKE 55 min. or until center is almost set. Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate 4 hours.
My perfect beautiful cheesecake cracked wide open as soon as I lifted it out of the oven. I joked about it on Facebook and THEN I learned about the water part. And the temperature part. I followed the recipe to the letter and had it said a word about water, I would have done that. Grrrrr.
It wasn't the prettiest thing in the world but it sure is good! And half gone already. :)