cheesecake with glazed fruit

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By Belinda Castillo
from san antonio, TX

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

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 8
prep time 25 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cheesecake with glazed fruit

  • 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
    pineapple slices in syrup
  • 1 can
    apricot halves
  • Several
    fresh blueberries
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How To Make cheesecake with glazed fruit

  • 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.
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