Poinsettia Cheesecake

Adrienne May


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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30 Min
30 Min


  • 2 1/2 c
    graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 c
  • 2 c
    small curd cottage cheese
  • 2 pkg
    cream cheese 8 oz
  • 4
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
    lemon extract
  • 16 oz
    sour cream
  • 2 tsp
  • 6 Tbsp
  • 1/2 c
    maraschino cherries, halved
  • 1 can(s)
    pineapple rings, drained

How to Make Poinsettia Cheesecake


  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.

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About Poinsettia Cheesecake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom

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