Tony's Famous Cheesecake

Updated 8/7/2012 11:12 AM

6 whole graham crackers, finely crushed

cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided

5 tablespoons margarine or butter, melted

2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened

1 can (14 ounce) sweetened condensed milk

3 eggs

cup lemon juice

8 ounces sour cream

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Heat oven to 300. Grease a 9-inch round springform pan.

In a medium bowl, combine crumbs, cup sugar and butter; press ingredients into prepared pan.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat cream cheese, condensed milk, eggs and lemon juice; pour into crust and bake 55 minutes.

Combine sour cream, 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Spread over cheesecake and return to oven for 5 minutes more.

Cool. Run knife around edges of the pan to loosen ring. Remove cake from pan and chill until ready to serve.

Serves six to eight.

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