Remember I told you about all the different food presents Dom has received through the years in thanks for his medical care. I mentioned one of my favorites was a cheesecake.
The cheesecake arrived at our house one cold winter night in December. It was probably flu season because Dom hadn’t arrived home even by the time Johnny Carson was starting. I remember I was tired and irritable waiting for him to come home. I knew that the following morning would be coming fast and three little boys would wake up well rested and ready to go, go, go. Dom came into the house with a big smile bearing this delicious cheesecake. After one bite, good humor was restored and I listened with a smile on my face about how his patient made it special for him.
So here is that wonderful cheesecake recipe and I hope you eat it with a smile too.
Cheesecake will always taste like love. – Shonda Rhimes
SUPER DELICIOUS CHEESECAKE
For the Crust:
- 1/4 pound of butter
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups of flour
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
For the Cheesecake:
- 1 pound of cream cheese
- 6 tablespoons of flour
- 2 cups of milk
- 1/2 pint of sour cream
- 1 and 1/2 cups of sugar
- 4 eggs
- 4 tablespoons of lemon
- preheat the oven to 325 degrees
- prepare a springform pan for baking
- combine all the ingredients for the crust
- pat the crust dough along the sides and bottom of the springform pan
- beat the cream cheese and eggs until smooth
- add the remaining ingredients and beat until incorporated
- carefully pour into the springform pan
- put the pan on a cookie sheet and bake for 1 hour
- when cool carefully unfold the springform pan
Special Note: The crust to this cheesecake is essentially a sugar cookie and in a pinch I have used prepared sugar cookie dough for the crust. I serve this plain or with cherries as pictured. When I want cherry cheesecake, I use prepared cherry pie filling. I have gifted this cheesecake at Christmas and it looks stunning when I wrapped the crust in a wide ribbon.
36 responses to “CHERRY CHEESECAKE – what Santa really wants to find by the tree”
Looks scrumptious😍. The glazes cherries look rich and inviting. Santa might need a to go container for it. 😋
Ha, Ha! Thanks for stopping by.
Looks very good and not difficult. I suppose you could use a variety of fruit on top.
Absolutely can use a variety. It would be fun to use seasonal fruits.
They sure do taste like love, and this one is gorgeous! There is something so delightful about a good cheesecake. Our family expects one (or two) at every large family gathering, and I change out the flavors as I fancy.
I’ll bet your cheesecakes are amazing. Do you change the flavors to match the season?
I do. I like a little hint of lemon in the spring, especially if we are serving it with strawberries. This time of year, I’ll go for a chocolate or amaretto!
Cheesecake with any other fruit except cherries will put a big smile on my face, too! Thanks for the recipe and the story of happy smiles.
I agree with Santa, I’d take that cheesecake over cookies any day.
You are so right! Thanks for stopping by.
That’s one gorgeous cheesecake with that dazzling cherry pie filling!
Thanks Angie, it did photography well.
Lovely story! The cake looks so delicious. I’m all for the cherries on top. 🙂
Thanks, the cherries do make it look festive. Loved your recipe this morning.
Thank you! 🙂
Do you ship? 🙂
No, but the door is always open to visitors.
This looks so delicious, wish I was Santa! Lol
this looks so pretty with the cherries. love your snowflakes!
Thanks Sherry, the cherries do make it festive.
That looks scrumptious. This is one I’m definitely going to make!
This looks fantastic! One question; what cherries do you use? I find the canned cherry filling too tin-ny for my taste. Would making some type pf cherry topping with frozen cherries be good? Do you have a suggestion?
I use King Arthur Cherry Pie filling. It has a very good taste. You can add some Chambord to it to make it extra special. Really any kind of fruit can be used on top.
As if this cheesecake doesn’t already sound amazing, you have to go and mention adding Chambord to the cherry topping? I’m wrecked! Yummmmm!!!
A little splash of spirits always improves food and the mood.
Santa loves all sweets – that’s why he’s so jolly! Be sure to leave a glass of milk too 🙂
HaHa Judy. Maybe an espresso so he can stay up all night. Thanks for stopping by.
This looks sooooo delicious and festive! And that sugar cookie crust – wow! I’ve only made cheesecake with crushed up digestive biscuits before – this is one I must try! I’m not sure if I can get cherry pie filling but as you also serve/gift them plain, I could always just do that!
Thanks so much. I think that you probably could use just about any kind of fruit that you would like or even just a dusting of cocoa.
This looks amazing – thank you for sharing :)..
You are very welcome. Thanks for stopping by.
My mouth was watering as I read this! The sugar cookie crust sounds amazing, thanks Bernadette!
This is so so pretty!
And it tastes as good as it looks. Have a wonderful weekend Ribana.
I bet it does! Thank you Bernadette! Same to you!
This looks very yummy, Bernadette. Thanks for the recipe.