2 eight-ounce packages cream cheese,softened
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
1 Graham-cracker crust, 9"
Mix cream cheese, sugar and vanilla at medium speed with electric mixer until well-blended. Pour into crust. Bake at 350 F. for 40 minutes, or until center is almost set. Cool. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight, Makes 8 servings.
For Chocolate Cheesecake:
Melt four squares of semi-sweet baking chocolate; add after eggs and mix until blended.
For Pumpkin Cheesecake:
Add 1/2 cup canned pumpkin, 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon and a dash each of nutmeg and cloves in the first step. Then add eggs and proceed as directed.