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Classic Cherry-Topped Cheesecake
Classic Cherry-Topped Cheesecake

Classic Cherry-Topped Cheesecake

5 Hr(s) 45 Min(s) (incl. refrigerating)
20 Min(s) Prep
5 Hr(s) 25 Min(s) Cook
Whip up a delicious sweet and tart Classic Cherry-Topped Cheesecake from My Food and Family. This cheesecake has a tasty cherry topping that can't be beat. You can even customize slices for each guest if they prefer a plain cheesecake.
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16 servings
Original recipe yields 16 servings
1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1-1/4 cups plus 3 Tbsp. sugar, divided
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 tsp. vanilla
4 eggs
1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen sweet cherries
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
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Let's Make It
1
Heat oven to 325°F.
2
Combine graham crumbs, 3 Tbsp. sugar and butter; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.
3
Beat cream cheese, 1 cup of the remaining sugar and vanilla with mixer until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over crust.
4
Bake 55 min. or until center is almost set. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate cheesecake 4 hours.
5
Meanwhile, cook cherries, lemon juice and remaining sugar in saucepan on medium heat 8 to 10 min. or until cherries are tender and sauce is thickened. Cool completely. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
6
Spoon cherry topping over cheesecake before serving.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Size Wise
Sweets can add enjoyment to a balanced diet, but remember to keep tabs on portions.
Tip 2
Note
Reduce oven temperature to 300°F if using a dark nonstick springform pan.
Tip 3
Variation
Omit cherry topping. Top chilled cheesecake with your favorite fresh fruit just before serving.
Nutrition
Calories
370
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g
33%
Saturated Fat 15g
75%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 120mg
40%
Sodium 310mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates 29g
11%
Dietary Fiber less than 1g
2%
Sugars 23g
46%
Protein 6g
12%
Vitamin A
20%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
4%
Iron
6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
16 servings
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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