patriotic cheesecake

★★★★★ 3
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By Kathy Sandoz
from Jasper, TX

Creamy goodness!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This cheesecake tastes as wonderful as it looks. The cake itself is a basic cheesecake with a thick cinnamon graham cracker crust. No thin crust that crumbles here. The fresh whipped cream with the dense cheesecake and sweet berries is perfect and yummy. It will be a beautiful display on any patriotic holiday.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 3
serves 12
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For patriotic cheesecake

  • 4 pkg
    Philadelphia cream cheese, 8 oz each, softened
  • 1 can
    Eagle Brand condensed milk (14 oz)
  • 1/3 c
    powdered sugar, sifted
  • 4 lg
    eggs
  • 1/3 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3 c
    graham cracker crumbs, crushed very fine
  • 1/4 c
    sugar
  • 1/4 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1 stick
    butter, melted

How To Make patriotic cheesecake

Test Kitchen Tips
We used a piping bag with the whipped cream to create a more finished look. You can easily frost the cake with just a knife too.
  • Graham cracker crust in a pan.
    1
    Mix graham cracker crumbs, cinnamon, and sugar together. Pour melted butter over crumb mixture. Stir together until evenly mixed. Press into a 9" springform pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Condensed milk being poured into a mixer.
    2
    In mixing bowl, mix cream cheese, condensed milk, sugar, and eggs. Mix in flour then add vanilla. Beat on med-high for a couple of minutes.
  • Cheesecake batter being poured into a pan.
    3
    Pour into springform pan.
  • Cheesecake baking in an oven.
    4
    Bake at 350 degrees for about an hour. DO NOT use toothpick test for doneness. It is done when center looks set. Center will not be as puffed up as the sides.
  • Cheesecake cooling on a wire rack.
    5
    Remove from oven and set on wire rack to cool completely. Once thoroughly cooled, cover and refrigerate until chilled.
  • Whipped cream in a bowl.
    6
    For the whipped cream topping, in a chilled mixing bowl combine 2 c heavy whipping cream, 1/3-1/2 c (your preference) sifted powdered sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla extract.
  • Whipped cream.
    7
    Beat until stiff.
  • Blueberries and strawberries on a cheesecake.
    8
    Top with homemade whipped cream and fruit of your choice.
  • Cheesecake with whipped cream, strawberries and blueberries.
    9
    Keep refrigerated... if it lasts that long.
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