Easy 3-Layer Cheesecake
Recipe type: Dessert
For the crust:
  • 10 graham crackers (the big rectangles)
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • ¼ cup sugar
For the filling:
  • 2 8-oz packages cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 eggs, at room temperature
For the topping:
  • 1 pint sour cream
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Process the graham crackers in a food processor until they are finely crushed. Add the melted butter and sugar, and pulse until combined. Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9" pie plate. Bake at 350°F for 5 minutes, then set aside.
  2. While the crust cools, beat the cream cheese in a medium bowl until smooth. Add the sugar and vanilla, beating again until smooth. Add the eggs one at a time, beating each until smooth. Pour the filling over the crust and bake for 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  3. Turn the oven temperature down to 300°F. While the cheesecake cools, prepare the topping my beating the sour cream, sugar, and vanilla until well combined. Pour the mixture evenly over the top of the cheesecake. Bake the cheesecake for 5 minutes, then turn the oven off but continue baking the cheesecake until the topping looks set, about 15 minute more. Remove the cheesecake from the oven and allow to cool completely before serving.
Recipe by Squirrelly Minds at http://squirrellyminds.com/2015/10/21/eat-easy-3-layer-cheesecake/