In my last blog post I promised to share the recipes that Leanne used to make her cheesecakes for Tobin’s birthday.
There are literally thousands of recipes out there on the web for cheesecake. However you really have to search to find the ones that don’t use things like pudding mixes and sweetened condensed milk. I try and keep the foods we make as basic as possible and stay away from as much pre packaged foods as possible. The only exception to these recipes is that we did purchase graham crackers. But many times we have made our own graham crackers and used those to make the crusts. If you would want to do that you can find my recipe here: http://www.thefamilyhomestead.com/homemadegrahamcrackers.htm I have also bought them from health food stores before and the ingredient list is a lot better.
The first cheesecake was a Cherry Cheesecake…
She did not use the crust recipe for this cheesecake, she used the crust recipe from the Marble Cheesecake. It was easier to make a double batch of crust at one time and I thought the ingredient list was a little strange.
She also did not follow the cherry topping recipe but made it this way instead..
1- 16oz bag frozen sweet dark cherries
1/3 cup sugar
¼ cup water
2 T cornstarch
1/8 t lemon juice
Put the frozen cherries and sugar in a medium saucepan. Combine the water and cornstarch in a small bowl and add to the cherries and sugar. Add lemon juice. Heat and stir on medium high heat until it boils and thickens.
The second recipe was for Marble Cheesecake….
This one she made pretty much as stated but used 4oz of chocolate chips in place of the semi-sweet chocolate squares.
Now I find myself looking forward to more of Leanne’s cheesecake making!! :)