Adapted from the McCormick Spices of the World Cookbook

1  1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. ground allspice
1/3 cup melted butter

Combine all ingredients.  Spread in bottom of a 9-inch springform pan, pressing some of the crumbs up the sides to form a rim about 1 inch high.

Cheese Layer:
2  8-oz. packages cream cheese, at room temperature
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2/3 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. pure vanilla extract

Cheese may be softened in microwave on defrost setting if not already at room temperature.  Beat until soft and creamy.  Add eggs, sugar, and vanilla, beating until thoroughly creamed and smooth.  Pour into crust.  Bake in 350-degree oven 25-30 minutes, until set and almost firm.

Sour Cream Layer:
1  1/2 cups sour cream
1/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. pure vanilla extract

Combine sour cream, sugar, and vanilla.  Spread over cheese layer.  Return to oven; increase temperature to 450 degrees and bake 7-10 minutes, until set.  Remove from oven and cool, then chill.

Serves 10-12.

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