Cheesecake with glazed fruit

Belinda Castillo

By
@frogmom

My sister always made this dessert for family picnics when we were growing up.


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Serves:

8

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 pkg
cream cheese, 8 oz each
1 1/2 tsp
lemon rind, grated
2/3 c
sugar
1/8 tsp
salt
3
eggs

GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST

1 1/2 c
graham cracker crumbs, fine
1/2 c
confectioners' sugar
6 Tbsp
butter, melted
1 tsp
cinnamon

GLAZE

1 Tbsp
cornstarch
1 c
pineapple and apricot juice from canned fruit

FRUIT FOR TOPPING

3-5
fresh strawberries
1 can(s)
pineapple slices in syrup
1 can(s)
apricot halves
Several
fresh blueberries

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Prepare crust by mixing graham cracker crumbs, confectioners sugar, butter and cinnamon. With back of spoon, press firmly on bottom and sides of 9" pie pan. Chill.
2
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Let cream cheese soften at room temperature then beat with lemon rind until very creamy using an electric mixer. Add next three ingredients and beat at medium speed until blended, then beat for 5 minutes until smooth and creamy. Pour into crust and bake about 30 minutes; cool.
3
To decorate and glaze, put a hulled large strawberry n the center of pie. Arrange strawberry halves petal fashion around the center strawberry. Surround with blueberries. Cut pineapple slices in 1 1/2" wedges and arrange alternately with apricot halves around the edge of pie.
4
To prepare glaze: in small saucepan blend cornstarch, pineapple/apricot syrup and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Cook, starring over low heat until clear and thickened. Cool slightly. Spoon glaze carefully over fruit using just enough to cover.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #Fruit, #Glazed