Classic cheesecake is a dessert that has stood the test of time.
Makes 16 servings, 1 piece (118 g) each.
Heat oven to 325ºF.
Mix crumbs, 3 Tbsp. sugar and butter; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Bake 10 min.
Beat cream cheese, 1 cup sugar, flour and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until blended.
Add sour cream; mix well.
Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended.
Pour over crust.
Bake 1 hour 10 min. or until centre is almost set.
Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim.
Refrigerate 4 hours.
How to Test For Doneness
Gently shake the pan. If the cheesecake is done, it will be set except for a small area in the centre that will be soft and jiggly. Do not insert a knife into the centre as this may cause the cheesecake to crack upon cooling.
Slice 2 cups fresh strawberries; arrange on top of chilled cheesecake. Brush with 2 Tbsp. melted strawberry jelly.
Enjoy a serving of this rich and indulgent treat on special occasions.