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Cheesecake ( Original Philly ) Recipe


1 c Graham Cracker Crumbs
3 tb Margarine, Melted
24 oz Cream Cheese, Softened
3/4 c Sugar
5 tb Lemon Juice
1 1/2 ts Grated Lemnon Peel
1 ts Vanilla
3 Large Eggs, Separated

Combine crumbs and margarine; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform
pan. Bake at 325 degrees F., 10minutes.
Combine cream cheese, sugar, juice, peel and vanilla, mixing at medium
speed on electric mixer until well blended. Add egg yolks, one at a
time, mixing well after each addition. Beat egg whites until stiff
peaks form; fold into cream cheese mixture. Pour over curst. Bake
at 300 degrees F., 45 minutes. Loosen ckae from rim of pan; cool
before removing rim of pan. Chill. Top with cherry pie filling or
fresh fruit, if desired.