More Great Recipes: Cheesecake | Dessert

Cherry Cheesecake Pie


User Avatar
Member since 2007

Serves | Prep Time | Cook Time

Ingredients

1/2 c butter
2 tbsps sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1 c flour
15 ozs canned sour cherries -- drained, and liquid reserved
1/2 c sugar
3 tbsps flour
a few drops of red food coloring
6 ozs cream cheese -- softened (2/3 cup)
1 egg
1/3 c sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla


Cream 1/2 c butter with 2 tbsp sugar and 1/8 tsp salt. Add flour; blend well. Press crumb mixture into bottom and sides of a 9"pan (don't cover rim).


Drain cherries, reserving juice. Combine 1/2 cup sugar and 3 tbsp flour in sauce pan. Add cherry juice (3/4 c); mix well. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly untio thick. Remove from heat, add cherries and food color. Turn into pie shell. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.


Meanwhile, make cheesecake topping: combine 2/3 cup softened cream cheese and sugar until smooth. add egg and vanilla and beat until thick.


Spread cheesecake topping over partially baked pie, leaving a 3 inch circle in the middle. Bake for 30 minutes.


Cool completely and store in the refrigerator.


NOTES : not a cherry pie and not a cheesecake. Better than either one of those. There is a wonderful shortbread crust on the bottom, a thick and flavorful cherry filling in the middle and a nice cheesecake layer on top. Fantastic.


Pairs Well With


Notes

'CHEF' the Film Cookbook: Recipes from El Jefe
By CHEF the Film

6 Recipes

7661 Downloads
FREE
Disney's Tinker Bell "Secret of the Wings Cookbook"
By BakeSpace Fairies

6 Recipes

441 Downloads
FREE
A dash of local for every season
By slyasafox15

22 Recipes

12 Downloads
FREE
Mixed Berry Tart
Mixed Berry Tart
Hot Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls with Marshmallow Glaze
Hot Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls with Marshmallow Glaze
Torta Cubana
Torta Cubana