SUNSET CHEESECAKE

 

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  • Servings: 8 - 10
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups shortbread cookie crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted NO substitutes
  • 4 (8oz) pkg. cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons strawberry extract
  • 1 cup strawberries,chopped & pat dry
  • 3 drops red food coloring
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 cup peaches, chopped & pat dry
  • 3 drops orange food coloring
  • 2 teaspoons pineapple extract
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple,drained
  • 3 drops yellow food coloring

Directions

  • Preheat oen to 350*.
  • Mix together cookie crumbs and melted butter.
  • Pat into the bottom of a buttered spring-form pan.
  • Bake crust at 350* for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Allow crust to cool completely.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese until light and smooth.
  • Add sugar and continue to beat on medium speed.
  • Add eggs one at a time.
  • Blend in lemon juice.
  • Divide mixture into 3 parts.
  • To the 1st part, add strawberry extract, strawberries(patted dry with a paper towel) and red food coloring.
  • Pour mixture into prepared crust.
  • To the 2nd part, add almond extract, peaches(patted dry with a paper towel) and orange food coloring.
  • Very gently spoon this mixture over the strawberry mixture.
  • To the 3rd part, add pineapple extract, crushed pineapple(dried with a paper towel) and yellow food coloring.
  • Very gently spoon this mixture over the peach mixture.
  • Place in a 350* oven for 60 to 70 minutes, or until cake is set and top is golden brown.
  • Remove cake from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool, then place it in the refrigerator for 6 hours or over-nite.
  • Garnish with whipped cream and additional fresh fruit, if desired.
  • NOTE: You may add more food coloring to mixtures to obtain more intense color.

Notes

My Mom made the Worlds Best Cheesecakes and she came up with this recipe for a "Special" dinner she was fixing. Very deliciuos and beautiful with all the colors incorporated into it.

Categories: Cheesecake  Dessert 
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