I think I might need to make a category for cheese cake because it sure seems like everyone has a recipe for it and they all sound good! This particular recipe has you leave the cake in the oven once it is baked, allowing it to cool slowly and not crack the smooth top.
Cheese Cake (Carol)
1 1/4 c graham crackers crushed
1 T butter
1 T sugar
Dash of cinnamon. Mix well. Butter a spring form pan. Sprinkle with 2 T of crumbs, spread by shaking. Pat rest into pan.
2 8 oz packages cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1 T vanilla
1 16 oz sour cream
Soften cream cheese, beat till fluffy. Add sugar slowly. Add 3 eggs, adding 1 at a time. Fold in sour cream and vanilla. Pour over crumbs. Bake 350 for 30 minutes. Turn off oven, open door, leave in love for 1 hour.
Topping = cherry pie filling