Chakra Living

Famous L.A. Govinda's Restaurant Cheesecake Recipe Circa 1980's

by Mantrini devi dasi

Posted June 30, 2006

It's time to share this delicious recipe with the devotee community!

Crust:

Mix:
1/4 c. melted butter
1 c. whole wheat flour
1/3 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon

OR Ekadasi crust:

Blend in food processor:
1 c. walnuts
1 c. shredded coconut
1 tsp. cinnamon

Pat crust evenly into 10 inch pie plate. Bake crust 5 min. at 350 degrees. Cool.

Filling:

2 blocks cream cheese (16 oz.)
1/2 c. sour cream
1 t. lemon juice
3/4 c. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla

Soften cream cheese in microwave (1 min.) or oven 5 minutes 350 degrees. Beat with mixer until smooth, then add rest of ingredients...or mixture will be lumpy. Pour into crust. Bake 27 minutes at 350 degrees. It will puff slightly. Do not overbake. Top with fruit and refrigerate for 2 hours.