Omer Recipes 2017: Day 15 | The Very Best Cheesecake

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Today is 15 days, which is 2 weeks and 1 day of the Omer

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And here’s today’s recipe, contributed by Ed K..

The Very Best Cheesecake



  • 1 stick of margarine or butter
  • 20 Graham crackers
  • Make crackers into crumbs and mix with melted margarine.
  • Press into the bottom and part way up the sides of the pan.
  • Save ½ cup of crumbs to sprinkle on the cake


  • 2 lbs. Cream Cheese
  • 4 T. flour
  • 1 pt. sour cream
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1T. lemon Juice
  • 6 eggs


  • Cream the cream cheese and add sugar.
  • Add sour cream and 1 egg at a time.
  • Continue beating.
  • Add 1 tablespoon flour at a time until all is used.
  • Mixture should be light and fluffy.
  • Add the lemon juice and the vanilla.
  • Pour into the prepared pan.
  • Bake 1 hour in 325 degree oven.
  • Close oven door and do not open the door for 50 minutes!!!!
  • Remove cake and cool.
  • Carefully loosen cake from side of pan, leaving sides on until cake is very cool.
  • When Ready to serve, slice strawberries and pour melted red jam over the berries.
  • Keep in refrigerator.

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