Mami’s Cheesecake


2 cups of graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup of soft butter

  • Mix well and put it in the bottom of a spring form pan
  • Press for firm crust


24 ounces soft cream cheese (3 packages)
1 cup of sugar
4 eggs
2+ tsp of vanilla
1 tsp almond extract

  • Cream together until well mixed
  • Add the four eggs, one at a time, beating after each egg
  • Add vanilla and almond extract
  • Pour into pie crust and bake 45 minutes at 350°F or until firm
  • Take out of the oven and let cool for 15 minutes
  • Turn oven to 450°F

Cake topping

2 cups of sour cream
1/4 cup of sugar
1 tsp of vanilla
a bit of almond extract

  • Mix well
  • Spread on cake and bake 10 minutes in the 450°F oven
  • Pass knife around edge of spring form pan before unmolding
  • Serve with cherries jubilee, raspberries, raspberry coulis, or strawberries

Raspberry coulis

Raspberry coulis can be make with one package of frozen raspberries, the strained
juice of one lemon, and half a cup of sugar. Run in food processor and pass through a
fine sieve.