Poinsettia Cheesecake

Adrienne May

By
@sonflowergirl74

This is my mother's cheesecake recipe. She used to make this for my big brother every year for his birthday. I am not sure why she called it Poinsettia Cheesecake, but it is very rich and delicious.


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Serves:
10
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2 1/2 c
graham cracker crumbs
1/2 c
sugar
1 c
butter
2 c
small curd cottage cheese
2 pkg
cream cheese 8 oz
4
eggs
2 tsp
vanilla
1 c
sugar
1/2 tsp
salt
1/8 tsp
lemon extract
16 oz
sour cream
2 tsp
vanilla
6 Tbsp
sugar
1/2 c
maraschino cherries, halved
1 can(s)
pineapple rings, drained

Step-By-Step

1for crust- preheat oven to 350. combine graham cracker crumbs, 1/2 cup sugar, butter and cinnamon. press into bottom and sides of well greased 9x13 pan. bake for about 8 minutes.

2for filling- press cottage cheese through sieve or strainer until there are no lumps. beat cottage cheese, cream cheese, eggs, 1 cup of the sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, salt, lemon extract. also add a splash of the juice from the pineapples and cherries to the mixture. beat until smooth and well blended.

3pour the cheese mixture onto the crust and bake at 350 until set about 18-20 minutes.

4combine sour cream, 2 tsps vanilla, 6 tbls of sugar and another splash of cherry and pineapple juice. mix well.

5spread sour cream topping onto cooled cake and decorate with pineapples and cherries. refrigerate until set- at least 3 hours.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom