3 8oz Packages of Philadelphia Cream Cheese
3/4 Cup Sugar
6 Graham Crackers (full pieces), pulverized into crumbs
3 Tablespoons of Stick Butter, melted
- Allow Cream Cheese to get to room temperature.
- Open cream cheese and place in large bowl.
- Add Sugar.
- Mix until sugar and cream cheese are well blended.
- Add the 3 eggs one at a time. After adding an egg, blend, then add the other etc.
- In a separate bowl, add graham cracker crumbs and melted butter.
- Mix well as this will form your crust.
- Choose a pan or small crock type cooking pan that will fit in the bottom of your crock-pot with room left on the side. You want to be able to pull the pan out without too much difficulty.
- Add the graham cracker crumbs mixture to the bottom of the pan.
- With a spoon, pat the graham crackers out til you have a smooth layer.
- Add the cream cheese mixture to the top of the graham crackers.
- Add 2 to 3 cups water to the bottom of the crock-pot. You need enough to last 2 hours but not too much that it will get in your pan.
- Place the cheesecake pan in the crock-pot and place the lid of the crock-pot on.
- Cook on high for 2 hours to 2 hours and 30 minutes or until the center does not have a watery consistency when you stick a knife into it.
- The cheesecake will begin to crack on the sides.
- Let cool for 30m to 1h.
- Remove and let set in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
The first picture is a picture of the crock type bowl that I used to make the cheesecake. Really a basic cooking bowl or cooking pan will work. The second picture is the crock bowl in the bottom of the crock-pot. I hope the contrast is enough. You can add a metal trivet if you want, but setting pan to crock-pot is just fine. The water would go in the space surrounding the crock type bowl. Sorry I tried putting the water in and taking a picture but it really didnt show well. I hope this gives a clearer picture of how this works