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Cherry Cheesecake

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This month is my husband’s birthday, and I would like to celebrate it with his favorite dessert: Cheesecake! And because this past Saturday was National Cherry Cheesecake Day, I made it with cherries! Yummy!

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Does it bother anyone else that the candle is not centered?! Ugh! Happy birthday honey😘

 

 

Cherry Cheesecake Recipe:

Makes one 8" round cake
Prep Time: approx 15 minutes
Bake Time: 1 hour and 25 Minutes

Ingredients:

For the crust: 

  • 1 1/2 Cups of Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons of Unsalted Butter, Melted

Cherry Cheesecake Filling:

  • 10 oz Bag of Frozen Cherries
  • 24 Oz Cream Cheese, Room Temperature
  • 1 1/4 Cups Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 4 Large Eggs

Extras:

  • 8″ Springform Pan
  • Can of Cherry Pie Filling

Preparation:

    1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
    2. Lightly butter an 8-inch spring-form pan.
    3. Stir cracker crumbs and sugar in a medium bowl until well mixed.
    4. Add melted butter and stir until evenly moistened.
    5. Press crumb mixture firmly onto the bottom of the prepared pan.
    6. Bake for about 12 minutes until set. Cool completely!
    7. Puree cherries in a food processor until smooth. Set aside cherry puree (should be about 1 1/4cups).
    8. In a stand mixer beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until smooth on medium speed.
    9. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition on slow speed.
    10. Add the cherry puree and beat until well blended still on slow speed.
    11. Pour mixture over crust in pan.
    12. Bake for 1 hour and 25 minutes, or until set and slightly golden around the edges.
    13. Cool cake for 1 hour and refrigerate uncovered overnight.
    14. Run a small knife around the sides of the pan to loosen.
    15. Remove pan sides carefully.
    16. Transfer cake to a platter.
    17. Cut into wedges and serve with cherry pie filling.
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This will go quickly😉
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I’m enjoying every bite! 😋🍴

I hope you enjoyed this recipe and tutorial. Comment below what you think or if you gave this a try. Did you like it?

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Irresistible!

P.S. Happy birthday to My Lovely Husband😘.

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Author:

I am a mother of two girls (6 & 7) and two boys(2 & 4). I am married to a wonderful man named Seth. We are happy to have Princess, our black lab, in our family. I, proudly, lived all my life in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona until I married my husband on June 2007. That is when I moved here to Western Massachusetts. Over 8 years and 4 kids later, I yet have explored more of New England. Join me on our outings of New England. Plus, I tend to be a little crafty, so you will find a lot of "DIY" posts as well. Pretty much of everything since I love trying new things, and how to make my busy life as a mommy go as smoothly as possible.

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