Friday, April 20, 2012

TGIDN (Thank God It's Dessert Night!): Northwest Cheesecake Supreme

Friday evenings at the farm have become known as dessert night (at least between Nikita, Chris and I). It started out as plain old hangout night but very early on we were sitting around drinking wine and Vanilla Chilla Martinis and someone decided that we needed some cookies. We scrounged up a tube of Pillsbury gingerbread dough and threw it in the oven. The next few weeks we alternated between different flavours of pre-made cookie dough. This naturally progressed into experimenting with different cookie flavours (from scratch now) which then progressed into different desserts. We have tried several different desserts over the past 6 months or so but I would say this weeks was for sure the best so far.

We made "Northwest Cheesecake Supreme" which we found in this book, which was in Nikita's Mom's kitchen:



    Since it was so super delicious, I thought I would share the recipe with you  :)

1 cup graham cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons margarine , Melted

32 ounces cream cheese , Softened
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
4 large eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon vanilla

1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling

Directions:

  1. Combine crumbs, 3 tablespoons sugar and margarine, press onto bottom of 9-inch spring form pan. Bake at 325 degrees F for 10 minutes.
  2. Combine cream cheese, 1 cup sugar and flour, mixing at medium speed on electric mixer until well blended. (we did not have a blender so I just gave my arms a good workout!)
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  4. Blend in sour cream and vanilla; pour over crust.
  5. Bake at 450 degrees F for 10 minutes then reduce temperature to 250 degrees F and continue baking for 1 hour.
  6. Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool before removing rim of pan. Chill.
  7. Top with pie filling just before serving








Ours doesn't look nearly as glamourous as the book's photo but we could not hold off long enough to let it cool and dug in before it had a chance to set.

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