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:  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!! :)


  1. That looks sooo amazing!!! I soo wish I was there to enjoy it. :P Sigh. I didn't know Leanne could cook like that. ;)

  2. See all that has happened since you were gone!! :)

  3. Next to baklava...cheesecake is my FAVORITE dessert!!! Oh these look delicious. I wish there was one in my home right now :) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

  4. Hi Crystal! I've been reading your blog for a few years now, maybe only comment a couple times. I really want to let you know how much I enjoy reading your homesteading, family and above all, the food your family makes.
    Thanks for giving the marble cheesecake recipe. It's my favorite and sure will be making it soon. Have a good day!

  5. WOW that SO would not help my waistline any, but I am keeping this in mind for the holidays!!! I have MISSED your blog, it's been so long since I've visited. Your blogs is definitely one of my select few faves. =))

  6. My, my, my.......WOW! What a gorgeous cheesecake! (she says while wiping the drool from her mouth!) YUUMMM!!!!

    Thank you for sharing this delicious looking recipe!


  7. I was just thinking I wanted to make a cheesecake for my bible study group. The marbled one looks like just the right one. I love cheesecake so much, I must make it and take it somewhere, or I'll eat the entire thing myself!


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