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The Ultimate Style Cheesecake - Dusty McDougle of Sioux City

The Ultimate Style Cheesecake - Dusty McDougle of Sioux City

Start to Finish: 5 hours (includes cooling time)
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 16


• 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
• ¼ cup of sugar
• 8 tablespoons butter, (1 stick) melted

• 4 (8 oz.) packages of cream cheese, softened
• 1 ¼ cup sugar
• 2 teaspoons vanilla
• 2 tablespoons lemon juice
• 5 eggs
• 2 tablespoons of flour

Sour Cream Layer
• 1 pint of sour cream
? cup of sugar
• ½ teaspoon vanilla
• 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Garnish (optional)
• Fresh sliced strawberries
• Strawberry sundae syrup
• Whipped cream


HEAT oven to 325°F.

In a bowl mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter, press onto bottom and slightly up the sides of 10-inch spring-form pan. Bake in oven for 10 minutes.

While crust is baking, make the filling by beating the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and lemon with electric mixer until smooth and well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing at medium speed after each egg is added until all is blended, making sure to scrape down the batter with a spatula. Add flour and mix until smooth.

Remove crust from oven, but keep oven on and let the crust cool for 5-10 minutes then pour the filling over crust. Bake for about 50-55 minutes or until cake is cooked but has a slight giggle in the center. Remove from oven, again keeping oven on and set aside for 5-10 minutes so it cools slightly while you make the sour cream topping. In a small bowl mix the sour cream, sugar, vanilla and lemon. Spoon over the top of the cheesecake and spread evenly. Put cake back in oven and bake for 10 minutes.

Remove from oven and loosen cake from rim of pan with knife. Cool before refrigerating. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight.

Cooking Tips:
- Wrapping foil around the bottom of the pan helps to keep anything from dripping out while baking.
- It is best to store the cheesecake in the spring-form pan until ready to serve. The pan will protect it from getting bumped in the refrigerator.
- Slice cake using a hot, wet knife, wiping knife blade clean in between slices.
- Store leftover cheesecake in the refrigerator.
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