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German Cheese Torte

2/3 lb Graham crackers -- crushed
1/2 c Sugar
1 1/2 ts Cinnamon,ground
6 tb Margarine -- melted

4 Eggs,large
1 c Sugar
2 lb Ricotta cheese*
1/2 pt Whipping cream
1/4 ts Salt
1 t Vanilla extract
2 tb Flour

*Use Baker's style cottage cheese instead of ricotta if preferred.

Crust: mix all crust ingredients and line the bottom and sides of a spring form pan, saving 1 cup mixture for topping. The recipe calls for 4-6 tablespoons melted margarine. You may not need the full amount to make a proper crust.

Filling: Beat together the eggs and sugar. Add cheese and rest of ingredients; mix well. Pour carefully into lined pan. Top with remaining crumb topping. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 1 hour or until firm.

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