Top-Your-Own Cheesecake

Set up a dessert bar so they can have it their way! Cheesecake squares make an easy start.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 8 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 15
  • servings 18

Ingredients

Crust

1
cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4
cup sugar
1/4
cup margarine or butter, melted

Filling

5
(8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1
cup sugar
1
tablespoon vanilla
5
eggs
1
(8-oz.) container sour cream

Toppings

Pie filling
Ice cream topping
Whipped cream
Chopped nuts
Miniature semisweet chocolate chips
Toffee bits
Coconut
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In ungreased 13x9-inch pan, combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar and margarine; mix well. Press crust mixture evenly in bottom of pan. Bake at 350°F. for 8 to 10 minutes or until toasted. Reduce oven temperature to 300°F.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until blended. Add vanilla and eggs; beat until smooth. Add sour cream; blend well. Pour into crust-lined pan.
  • 3 Bake at 300°F. for 35 to 40 minutes or until edges are set and center is still soft. Remove from oven; place on wire rack. Cool 1 hour. Cover; refrigerate at least 6 hours or until serving time.
  • 4 Cut cheesecake into squares. Serve with assorted toppings.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1/18 of Recipe (without toppings)
    Calories
    370
    (
    Calories from Fat
    260),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    29g
    29%
    (Saturated Fat
    16g,
    16%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    135mg
    135%;
    Sodium
    270mg
    270%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    20g
    20%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    17g
    17%
    ),
    Protein
    7g
    7%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    25%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 5 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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