1 1/2 cups graham crackers, crumbled or beaten with a rolling pin
2 tbsp sugar
1/4 cup of butter (not margarine)
5 (8 oz) packages of cream cheese
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 tbsp flour
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tsp finely grated lemon peel
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Crust . . so easy. Mix the three ingredients. It will be crumbly but moist. Press it into a pan. Use a measuring cup and be persistant.
Filling . . . With an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese for a couple minutes or until it's soft, smooth & workable. Add sugar. Beat some more. Add flour. Then add the eggs. Beat until blended well. Add sour cream. Add lemon peel. Add vanilla. Beat some more. Pour into prepared crust. Bake at 325 for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Remove. Cool. Serve with fresh berries. It's better the 2nd or 3rd day, so make this well in advance and make sure it's chilled completely before slicing and serving.