Almond Cherry Cheesecake (oven version)

Rev BJ Friley

By
@RevBJFriley

Oven Temp: 375 degrees F

Cooling Time: 10 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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
one 9-inch pie
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Convection Oven

Ingredients

CRUST

2/3 c
graham cracker 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

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2Mix crust ingredients and press onto bottom and sides of 9-inch pie pan.
3Beat cream cheese and sugar until fluffy.
4Mix in eggs until creamy and smooth.
5Stir in cherries.
6Pour cream cheese mixture into crust.
7Bake at 375 degrees F for 20 minutes.
8Let pie cool for 10 minutes.
9Mix topping ingredients, except almonds.
10Pour over pie.
11Bake pie at 375 degrees F for 5 minutes.
12Top or garnish with silvered almonds, if used.
13Cool pie for 8 hours or overnight before serving.
14Garnish with cherries, if desired.

About this Recipe

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