Savor a serving of this indulgent special-occasion dessert. One cheesecake makes enough for 16 servings.
Park Avenue Cheesecake
Omit graham cracker crumbs. Increase sugar for the crust to 1/3 cup and butter to 1/2 cup (1 stick). To prepare the crust, beat the 1/2 cup softened butter or margarine and 1/3 cup sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Blend in 1/4 tsp. vanilla. Add 1 cup flour; mix well. Reserve 1/2 cup of the dough; spread remaining dough onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Spread reserved 1/2 cup dough 1-1/4 inches up side of pan. Bake at 325°F for 10 minutes; cool. Prepare cheesecake filling as directed; pour into crust. Bake as directed.