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Extra Special Cheesecake

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Ingredients

2/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons margarine, melted
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
2 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
Brandy fudge sauce:
1 jar (11 ounces) fudge topping
2 to 3 tablespoons brandy or coffee liqueur

Instructions

Combine crumbs, sugar and margarine; press onto bottom of 7-inch springform pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Combine cream cheese, sugar and flour, mixing at medium speed on electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Blend in sour cream and vanilla; pour over crust. Bake at 450 degrees, 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 250 degrees; continue baking 45 minutes. Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool before removing rim of pan. Makes 8 servings. Brandy fudge sauce: Heat topping in saucepan over low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat; stir in brandy. Cool. Makes 1-1/4 cups.

Dorothy Johnson
Geneseo



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