Darlene's Decadent Cheesecake
Why I Love This Recipe
I have always loved cheesecake (who doesn't?), but it is an expensive dessert to buy. So, I thought, I can make this. I found a recipe online somewhere years ago, and I just kept playing around with it until I got it to the point where my family loved it. A lot of the girls I work with request this cheesecake for special occasions. It is not difficult to make; it just takes a little time.
Submitted by: "Darlene Hagan"
Ingredients You'll Need
1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
3 Tbsp butter, melted
3 packages (8 oz ea) cream cheese, softened
½ cup sugar
¼ cup heavy whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 can (14-oz) Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
In a small bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and butter; press into the bottom of a greased 9-in springform pan.
Place pan on a baking sheet.
Bake at 350° for 10 minutes.
Cool completely on a wire rack.
In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, cream and vanilla until smooth.
Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined.
Stir in Eagle Brand milk until combined.
Pour into crust.
Place pan on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 16 in x 16 in).
Securely wrap foil around pan.
Place springform pan in a larger baking pan.
Add 1 in hot water to larger pan.
Bake at 350° for 70 minutes or until center is almost set.
Remove pan from water bath.
Cool on a wire rack 10 minutes.
Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer.