Almond Cherry Cheesecake (microwave version)

Rev BJ Friley

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@RevBJFriley

Microwave Setting: HIGH 100%/MEDIUM HIGH 70%

Microwave Cooking Time: 14 minutes

Technically this is not a cheesecake, but a cream cheese pie. This means it is rich, smooth and luscious. Serve with hot coffee for a taste treat.


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Serves:

one 9-inch pie

Method:

Microwave

Ingredients

CRUST

2/3 c
graham crackers crumbs (about 14 squares)
1/4 c
butter or margarine, melted
1/2 c
slivered almonds, broken
1/4 c
sugar

FILLING

8 oz
cream cheese, softened
1/4 c
sugar
2
eggs
1 c
cherries

TOPPING

1 pt
sour cream
5 Tbsp
sugar
1/2 tsp
almond extract

OPTIONAL GARNISH

slivered almonds
maraschino cherries

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Melt butter at HIGH power for 45 to 60 seconds.
2
Mix crust ingredients and press onto bottom and sides of microsafe 9-inch pie pan.
3
Microwave crust for 2 minutes at HIGH power, rotating after 1 minute.
4
Soften cream cheese by placing on a plate and heating at HIGH power for 30 to 45 seconds.
5
Beat cream cheese and sugar until fluffy. Mix in eggs until creamy and smooth. Stir in cherries.
6
Pour filling into crust. Bake at MEDIUM HIGH power (roast) for 6 to 8 minutes. Rotate after 4 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes.
7
Mix topping ingredients, except almonds. Spoon over pie. Bake at MEDIUM HIGH power (roast) for 2 to 3 minutes. Top with almonds, if used.
8
Cool pie for 8 hours or overnight before serving.
9
How To Save Time: To save time, make the crust in the food processor. Break graham crackers into pieces and place into processor bowl. Use chopping blade on high speed to grind into crumbs. Be careful not to overgrind or you will have graham cracker powder. Pour melted butter, almonds and sugar into bowl with crumbs. Mix for a few seconds. Pour into 9-inch pie pan.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American