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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Cherry Cheesecake

This is my favorite cheesecake recipe because it is relatively simple and doesn't have a lot of steps. It is very festive for the holidays and everybody loves cheesecake! This recipe is from my dear friend, Sandi Roman, she is such a great cook! She brought this to our home for Christmas Eve dinner many, many years ago when our kids were small and we didn't know many people in town. I was so impressed and I said," I have to have this recipe!"Well, I have been making it every year since then! So as I was doing the foodie shoot, I used my daughter's brand new camera and now I don't know how to download pics from her camera and she has a cold, so I don't want to bug anyway, these are the pics from my camera when I was mixing the ingredients in the Kitchen Aid. You can see how high the cake rises. It feels like it weighs 10 pounds when you are all done baking and adding the cherries for the topping.

If you have a Kitchen Aid, it makes this recipe so easy, if not I always used a hand blender, keep beating until the ingredients are smooth.

Pour cream cheese batter into pan.

I was so excited how high the cake rose, I took the pic in the oven, I know I am a spaz! But it really is the little things in life, but this is huge!! LOL!

Beautiful!! It does fall when it cools and when your kids slam the door! I still hear my Mom's voice---don't slam the door and don't walk like an elephant!

When cake cools completely, add cherry topping.

Spray the pan before pressing crumbs on the bottom, I didn't so some cake stuck even though it's non- stick.

Hubs and I actually split this piece in half because he said it was too big! Ha-big baby-I could have eaten it by myself hands down!

Recipe from the kitchen of Sandi Roman

1½ cups Graham Cracker Crumbs ( 10 graham crackers, 1 full cracker sheet)
4 Tablespoons butter ( melted)
(3)- 8 ounce packages Cream Cheese
(1)- 14 ounces Sweetened Condensed Milk
4 eggs
(1)- 8 ounces Sour Cream
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
1 can cherry pie filling

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Spray your pan with PAM. Combine crumbs and butter, then press down on the bottom of a 9" spring form pan.

In a Kitchen Aid, beat cream cheese until fluffy, add condensed milk, eggs, sour cream and vanilla. Mix until batter is nice and smooth. Pour into prepared spring form pan. Bake for 50 minutes. Let cool completely, add cherries on top.

Serves 12-14 depending on how big the slices are!

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Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

It looks very light and fluffy in the pictures. Great to have an easy cheesecake recipe. So many are complicated with tons of steps. Thank you for sharing your recipe at Joy of Desserts. :-) I'm Pinning your cheesecake.

Geni said...

I have NEVER seen a more beautiful or fluffy cheesecake. WOW! This particular version is my husband's favorite and his birthday is coming up! :)

Joan@chocolateandmore said...

This looks so light and sinfully delicious! Perfect!

Deborah said...

I love cheesecake, and this one looks amazing!!

Stefanie said...

Who doesn't love a good cheesecake! It looks beautiful, and I love how much it baked up!!

Jenn "Rook No. 17" said...

Thank you for being a part of making last week’s “A Little Birdie Told Me…” at Rook No. 17 so rich in creativity and inspiration! Today’s party is in full swing, so please feel welcome to drop by and share your talent.


P.S. I'm spotlighting your recipe on my Facebook page today!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Oh this looks delicious! I love cheesecake!!! I would take a picture in the oven also!

Anonymous said...

This Cherry Cheesecake looks fabulous. I'm going to have to try this. I am your newest follower. Pat

Tiffany said...

Looks so GOOD! I have never made a cheesecake. Maybe it is time I try.

Katerina said...

Mmm, the pictures had me drooling! It looks very appetizing!

Chaya said...

This certainly did rise and turned into a stunning cake. Thanks for sharing this at My Meatless Mondays. This is the perfect dessert for a meatless meal which can really adapt to cheesecake.

Miz Helen said...

This is an awesome Cherry Cheesecake and perfect for any party. Happy Birthday, your flowers are beautiful and what a special friend. Hope you are having a great week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
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Miz Helen

Brittany said...

Seriously drooling over here. Must make this for the hubby! I'm your newest follower...loving your blog :). Please come visit me at

April @ The 21st Century Housewife said...

Your cheesecake looks simply scrumptious! Thank you for sharing this post with Let's Do Brunch.