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Basic Cheesecake

  Butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Fine graham cracker crumbs/Vanilla wafers 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cream cheese 16 Ounce, softened (2 Packages, 8 Ounce Each)
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Eggs 3
  Fresh lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Vanilla extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon

Microwave butter at HIGH 1 minute to melt in an 8-inch round glass cake pan.
Stir in 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar, crumbs, and nutmeg.
Press mixture evenly on bottom and sides of dish.
Microwave at HIGH 2 minutes.
Cool slightly and chill.
Beat cream cheese until fluffy.
Add 3/4 cup sugar, eggs, lemon juice, and vanilla.
Beat well.
Pour into chilled crust.
Microwave at MEDIUM 20 to 25 minutes.
Rotate dish 1/4 turn at 5 to 6 minute intervals.
Center will be slightly soft, but will firm when chilled.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2943 Calories from Fat 1923

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 218 g335.7%

Saturated Fat 121.4 g606.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1254.3 mg418.1%

Sodium 1793.1 mg74.7%

Total Carbohydrates 211 g70.3%

Dietary Fiber 0.32 g1.3%

Sugars 194.2 g

Protein 48 g95.3%

Vitamin A 157.6% Vitamin C 11.6%

Calcium 54.3% Iron 25.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Basic Cheesecake Recipe