Tin Roof Cheesecake

Course : Cheesecakes
Serves: 6
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1 1/2 package GRAHAM CRACKERS, crushed
1/3 Cup SUGAR
5 tablespoon BUTTER, melted
---Mix and pat into 10 inch springform pan (bottom and up sides).
32 ounces CREAM CHEESE remove from Package, place into pyrex bowl and Microwave for 2 minutes on high)
5 JUMBO EGGS, REMOVE FROM SHELL and warm in Microwave for 25 seconds.
1/2 Cup WHIPPING CREAM (unwhipped)
1 teaspoon VANILLA
1/2 Cup PEANUTS, chopped

Preparation / Directions:

Beat the cheese until light. Add sugar and beat again. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each. Add cream, cornstarch, vanilla and mix well. Stir in nuts (optional). Pour into prepared pan. Drop sauce in spoonful at a time and swirl with a knife. Bake at 350-degrees for 1 hour or so with a pan of water at the bottom of the oven to keep the humidity high. Cake is done when edges are firm but middle is still somewhat soft. When possible let the cake cool in the oven with the door ajar but run a knife around the edge of the cake to loosen from pan BEFORE it cools or it will crack down the middle. Cool several ours or overnight. Top with more fudge sauce and peanuts. Enjoy. This one is rich so be prepared!

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