CREAMY CHEESE CAKE

Crust:

2 1/2 cups graham craker crumbs

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup softened butter

Mix crackers, nuts, and sugar. Add butter. Press on bottom and sides of 9"

springform pan. Put in refrigerator. Preheat oven to 500 degrees.

Filling:

5(8 oz) cream cheese

1/4 tsp. vanilla

1 3/4 cup sugar

5 eggs plus 2 yolks

3 tbsp. flour

1/4 cup heavy cream

Mix cream cheese, sugar, flour and vanilla at low to medium speed 5 minutes. Add eggs and yolks, 1 at a time. Pour into pan. Bake at 500 degrees for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 250 degrees and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until golden brown around the edges. Refrigerate overnight.

DIANE MERLA