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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
for 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.
2
for 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.
3
pour the cheese mixture onto the crust and bake at 350 until set about 18-20 minutes.
4
combine sour cream, 2 tsps vanilla, 6 tbls of sugar and another splash of cherry and pineapple juice. mix well.
5
spread 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