This recipe is courtesy of Castle River Inn
Wichita, KS Paula and Terry Lowry, Innkeeper
Variation: Cookies & Cream Cheesecake
In the filling, substitute vanilla extract for almond extract, add 1/4 cup heavy cream and use 9 ounces of Oreo cookies instead of candy bars.
* Place a pan filled 1 inch of water on lower rack in oven during baking.
*Chill cheesecake completely before removing from pan.
To remove from pan, cut around cake with dull knife.
Slide very large knife under crust and loosen all around before transferring to serving plate.
* Cut cheesecake with large knife, dipping the knife in hot water before each cut.