Recipe for Sara Lee Original Cream Cheesecake
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    Sara Lee Original Cream Cheesecake

    1/2 cup fine graham cracker crumbs
    1/4 cup granulated sugar
    1/2 cup butter, softened

    Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

    Combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter and mix well. Press the mixture firmly into an ungreased 9-inch pie plate. Press flat onto bottom only. Bake for 8 minutes or until the edges are slightly brown. Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F for the filling.

    16 ounces cream cheese
    1 cup sour cream
    2 tablespoons cornstarch
    1 cup granulated sugar
    2 tablespoons butter, softened
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Combine cream cheese, sour cream, cornstarch and sugar in the bowl of a mixer. Mix until the sugar has dissolved. Add the butter and vanilla extract and blend until smooth, being careful not to over-mix or the filling will become too fluffy and will crack when cooling. Pour the filling over the crust. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a knife inserted 1 inch from the edge comes out clean. Cool for 1 hour.

    3/4 cup sour cream
    1/4 cup confectioners sugar