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April 23, 2007

Filed under: Holidays — xapa21 @ 10:37 pm

Today is National Cherry Cheesecake Day!

One of the world’s most popular and delicious deserts!

Our Best Cheesecake
Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 1 hr 30 min
Serves: 10

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Our Best Cheesecake


1-3/4 cups HONEY MAID Graham Cracker Crumbs

1/3 cup margarine or butter, melted

1-1/4 cups sugar, divided

3 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened

2 tsp. vanilla

3 eggs

1 cup BREAKSTONE’S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream

1 can (21 oz.) cherry pie filling (optional)

MIX crumbs, margarine and 1/4 cup sugar in bowl. Press on bottom and 2-1/2-inches up side of 8 or 9-inch springform pan; set aside.

BEAT cream cheese, remaining sugar and vanilla in bowl with electric mixer on high speed until creamy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Blend in sour cream. Spread in prepared pan.

BAKE at 350°F for 60 to 70 minutes or until center is set. Turn off oven. Leaving door slightly ajar, leave cheesecake in oven 1 hour. Remove from oven; cool completely. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Remove side of pan; top with cherry pie filling.

Cherry Almond Cheesecake

SUBMITTED BY: Lise Thomson

PROVIDED BY: Taste of Home

Cherry marbling and topping bring a holiday look to this lovely dessert. Its graham cracker crust includes ground almonds, which give it a crunchy texture. The nutty flavor complements the cream cheese filling nicely.

Cherry Cheesecake


This recipe has two names; Cherry Cheese Cake and/or Cherry Cream Cheese Pie. It is delicious!

Cherry Cheesecake Dessert

SUBMITTED BY: Christine Eilerts

PROVIDED BY: Taste of Home

My mother often made this lovely fruit-topped cheese-cake. Now our grown sons consider it my ‘signature dessert’. Sometimes, I bake and freeze the cheesecake ahead. On the day I serve it, I thaw it, then add the fruit. -Christine Eilerts Tulsa, Oklahoma

Cherry Dessert


A graham cracker crust is filled with a creamy sweet concoction and topped with cherry pie filling, to make this easy-to-make, no-bake pie. Best served chilled.

Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake


This is an extremely rich chocolate cheesecake with a distinct caramel flavor (not a layer of caramel). Eat more than a sliver only at your own risk.

Not Yet Reviewed!


Christmas Cheesecake

SUBMITTED BY: Verna Arthur

PROVIDED BY: Taste of Home

With a cheery cherry topping and mint green garnish, this is the perfect dessert to top off a holiday dinner.

Not Yet Reviewed!


Cinnamon Cherry Cheesecake Squares


PROVIDED BY: Taste of Home

This recipe was given to me by a friend at my wedding shower 24 years ago. It has become a real family favorite over the years.


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