delicious cherry cheesecake recipe

Cherry Cheesecake Recipe

A delightful dessert with a creamy cheesecake base and a luscious cherry topping. Perfect for any special occasion or as a sweet treat to enjoy at home.

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

For the cheesecake filling:

  • 4 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream

For the cherry topping:

  • 1 can (21 oz) cherry pie filling

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Crust:
  • Preheat the oven to 325°F (163°C).
  • In a medium bowl, mix the graham cracker crumbs and 1/4 cup sugar.
  • Add the melted butter and mix until the crumbs are evenly coated.
  • Press the mixture firmly into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan to form the crust.
  • Bake the crust for 10 minutes, then remove from the oven and let it cool while preparing the filling.
  1. Make the Cheesecake Filling:
  • In a large bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until smooth.
  • Gradually add the 1 cup of sugar and continue to beat until well combined.
  • Add the vanilla extract and mix.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Stir in the sour cream until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  1. Bake the Cheesecake:
  • Pour the cheesecake filling over the cooled crust.
  • Smooth the top with a spatula to ensure an even layer.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 50-60 minutes, or until the center is almost set (it should still jiggle slightly when gently shaken).
  • Turn off the oven and let the cheesecake cool in the oven with the door slightly open for about 1 hour.
  • Remove from the oven and allow it to cool completely at room temperature.
  1. Add the Cherry Topping:
  • Once the cheesecake is completely cooled, spread the cherry pie filling evenly over the top.
  • Refrigerate the cheesecake for at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight, to set.
  1. Serve:
  • Carefully remove the cheesecake from the springform pan.
  • Slice and serve chilled.

Enjoy your homemade cherry cheesecake!

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