National Cheesecake Day!

Today July 31st is national cheesecake day and had to make cheesecake! Tasted good when I licked the spatula 😁

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I already had two pie crusts so I was able to make two cheesecakes. It was a very easy and quick cheesecake to make.

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It was good, but needed to be in the fridge longer even though it was there for 4 hours.

INGREDIENTS

Crust:
• 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
• 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
• 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/3 cup butter, melted

Cheesecake:
• 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
• 2 teaspoons lemon juice
• 1 pint heavy whipping cream (I folded in whipped cream)
• 1/3 cup white sugar
• 1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling (optional)

DIRECTIONS

In a small bowl, stir together the graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar and cinnamon. Add melted butter and mix well. Press into the bottom of an 8 or 10 inch springform pan. Chill until firm.

In a medium bowl, beat together the cream cheese and lemon juice until soft. Add whipping cream and beat with an electric mixer until batter becomes thick. Add the sugar and continue to beat until stiff. Pour into chilled crust, and top with pie filling. Chill several hours or overnight. Just before serving, remove the sides of the springform pan.

Adapted from allrecipes.com

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