Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Cherry Cheesecake recipe

Cheesecake Crust:
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup sugar
6 tbsp. margarine (melted)

2 - 8 oz. pkgs. cream cheese ( softened )
2 large eggs
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup sugar

Cherry Topping:
1 - 16 oz. can pitted cherries
( drain juice and reserve )
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. lemon juice
3 drops red food coloring

Combine all crust ingredients a press into 9" spring form cake pan.In mixing bowl beat cream cheese until smooth.Add sugar eggs and vanilla and beat again.Pour over crust and bake at 375° for 20 minutes then let cool.While cooling mix cherry topping in a sauce pan ,combine sugar and cornstarch blend in cherry juice and heat stirring constantly until topping thickens.Remove from heat and add lemon juice cherries and food coloring.Cool and spread topping over cheesecake.Cool in refrigerator 2 hours to serve.


Lessa said...

mmmmmmm yummy! i would do strawberries instead of cherries though.

Rebecca said...

Looks good! But hey, where are the pics of your kids in Halloween costume? I wanna see!

Jen @ One Moms World said...

OMG.... that loooooooks so good. Perfect recipe for Thanksgiving too. Thank you!

TheVasquez3 said...

oh way too yum!! and beautiful too!

Missy the Garden Freak said...

i would HONESTLY have to say that is the best looking cheesecake i have EVER seen! i cannot wait to try your recipe! wow... nice job!