Aunt Linda requested the recipe for Marlee's Famous Cheesecake - which certainly is very famous around our house! ...it will also be published in our town's newspaper very soon *smile*!
Here is the recipe:
Marlee's Famous Cheesecake
1.5 cups crushed NILLA wafers
1/4 cup butter, melted
4 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup sour cream
3 tbsp. flour
1 tsp. vanilla
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a 13x9 inch baking pan with foil with ends of foil extending over sides of pan to form handles. Mix wafer crumbs and butter. Press firmly onto bottom of prepared pan. Refrigerate until needed.
2. Beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add sour cream, flour and vanilla. Mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition just until blended. Pour over prepared crust.
3. Bake 45 minutes or until center is almost set. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Lift out of pan onto cutting board using foil handles. Drizzle with topping of your choice. Cut into 32 bars. Store leftover in refrigerator.
A couple of notes - Marlee doesn't make the foil lifter - we just eat it right out of the glass dish it is made in! We also usually eat it as is - no need to drizzle anything on it because it is so delicious. Lastly, 32 bars??? - well, we never get that many pieces out of it, but I suppose you could! *smile*