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My Mother's Cheesecake Recipe:
The following recipe is my mother's famous cheesecake recipe! It is too die for. The beaten egg whites makes for a very light, fluffy cheesecake.
The recipe below is the recipe for one 9" cheesecake.
1 cup crushed ginger snaps
3-5 tablespoons melted butter
3 8ounce packages of cream cheese at room temperature
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon of vanilla
4 egg whites
1 cup sugar
1 pint sour cream
4 tablespoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
Mix crust ingredients in a small bowl and press into a 9" spring pan
Cream together cream cheese, salt and vanilla. In a separate bowl beat egg whites slowly adding sugar until stiff. Fold egg white mixture into cream cheese mixture. Pour into pan and bake @350 degrees for 25 minuets , lower over temp to 325 and bake another 15 minuets. Now remove and pour on topping and bake for 10 more minuets. Remove, cool and chill before eating!