Prep Time
20 Mins
Cook Time
55 Mins
Chill Time
4 Hours
Yield
16 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

HEAT oven to 325ºF.

Step 2

MIX wafer crumbs and butter; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.

Step 3

BEAT 3 pkg. cream cheese, 3/4 cup sugar and 1 Tbsp. vanilla with mixer until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over crust.

Step 4

BAKE 50 to 55 min. or until center is almost set. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool completely in pan.

Step 5

BEAT remaining cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with mixer in large bowl until blended. Whisk in COOL WHIP; spread over cheesecake. Refrigerate 4 hours. Remove rim of pan before serving cheesecake.

Step 6

Size-Wise
Need a sweet treat to serve a crowd? Try this rich, creamy dessert! Since it serves 16 people, it easily fits the bill.

Step 7

Vanilla Bean Mousse Cheesecake
Prepare recipe as directed, using a vanilla bean and reducing vanilla extract to 2 tsp. Use sharp knife to gently split 1 vanilla bean pod lengthwise in half, then scrape seeds into cheesecake batter. Add 1 tsp. vanilla extract to the batter and use remaining extract to flavor cheesecake topping as directed.

Step 8

Special Extra
Garnish with fresh berries just before serving.

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