cheesecakesm Ingredients:

2 Pkgs. Graham Crackers (Crushed)
½ Cup Margarine
½ Cup White Sugar

2 - 8 oz. Pkgs. Cream Cheese
1 Cup White Sugar
1 – 12 oz. container of Whipped Topping (I use Cool Whip. A Lite version works well)


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Crush 2 packages of graham crackers. Melt a ½ Cup of Margarine in the microwave or on the stove. In a medium size bowl combine the crushed graham crackers, ½ Cup white sugar and melted margarine. Mix the graham cracker crumbs, melted margarine and white sugar with a fork until the cracker crumbs are well coated. Press crust mixture into the bottom of an ungreased 13” x 9” cake pan. Bake crust for exactly 8 minutes. Don’t over bake or crust will be too hard. Cool crust completely.

Place 2 packages of cream cheese in a mixing bowl. Beat cream cheese, with a mixer, until well whipped and creamy. Add 1 Cup white sugar to the cream cheese and mix until well combined. Fold the whipped topping into the cream cheese mixture. Spread the filling over the cooled crust. Refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours.

Fruit Topping
Toppings can be added to the Cheese Cake or served separately. I like to have a couple of toppings so people can choose their favorite for their individual piece. If using prepared pie filling, and adding it to the Cheese Cake, then use 2 cans to cover a 13” x 9” dessert. Chill toppings before serving.

Topping Suggestions:
Canned Cherry Pie Filling
Blackberry or Raspberry Pie Filling
Crushed Pineapple
Fresh Sliced Strawberries (My Favorite)


Make Your Own Fruit Topping
1Quart Fresh Blueberries (Fresh fruit such as blackberries, raspberries and marion berries work well)
½ Cup Cold Water
2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
½ Cup White Sugar
½ Teaspoon Salt
½ Teaspoon Lemon Juice

Servings: 12 servings
Recipe Difficulty: Very Easy
Preparation Time: 20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 8 Minutes
Country: USA