Posts Tagged ‘fruit dessert’

Tasteful Tuesday: Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Whether you make this cheesecake recipe for your sweetheart or your own sweet tooth, the first time certainly won’t be the last.

RaspberriesWhat you’ll need:

  • 1 cup finely ground graham crackers
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries
  • 32 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • pinceh of salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Wrap exterior of a 9-inch springform pan in a double layer of foil and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine graham crackers, butter and sugar. Transfer crumb mixture to the springform pan, pressing until firm. Bake in preheated oven for about 10 minutes or until browned, then cool on a wire rack. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F.
  3. Process or blend raspberries for about 30 seconds to get a puree. Pour through a sieve into a small bowl and discard solid leftovers. Whisk in 2 tablespoons sugar and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, mix cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium for about 3 minutes, or until fluffy. Reduce to low speed and slowly add remaining sugar. Add salt and vanilla, mix until well combined. Mix in eggs one at a time until just combined. Pour cream cheese filling over cooled crust.
  5. Drop raspberry sauce on top with a teaspoon. Swirl sauce into filling using a wooden skewer, toothpick or fork.
  6. Bake for about 65 minutes. The cheesecake should be set but still slightly wobbly in the center. Transfer pan to rack and let cool completely. Refrigerate, uncovered, for at least 6 hours. Run a knife around the edge of the cake, release springform pan and enjoy!

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Fourth of July Cheesecake Substitutes

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

When thinking about dessert for a Fourth of July party, sometimes classic recipes are the best. But if you are looking for something that strays from the ordinary, here are three cheesecake-based desserts you can modify with color and fruit to fit your Independence Day celebration.

Cheesecake Popsicles

Make strawberry and blueberry cheesecake popsicles for a frozen red, white and blue dessert that will keep guests cool and your party on theme! For a non-dessert fruit popsicle, check out this recipe.


No Bake Cheesecake Trifle

No bake desserts are perfect for summertime, and these can be colored red, white and blue to decorate your Fourth of July dessert table.

Mini Cheesecake Tarts

These mini cheesecakes are the perfect size for serving many guests, and the cherry filling can be substituted with other fruit fillings for a variety of flavor options at your party.

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Tuesday Recipe: Mini Cherry Cheesecake Tarts

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014


April 23, 2014 is National Cherry Cheesecake Day! Celebrate with easy to make and fun to eat miniature cherry cheesecakes made in a muffin tin.


  • 2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 12 vanilla wafers or crushed graham cracker crust
  • 1 (21-ounce) can cherry pie filling, or any pie filling of your choice, homemade or canned


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Place a paper or silicone cupcake liner in each cup of the muffin pan. Beat cream cheese with a handheld electric mixer until fluffy. Add sugar and vanilla, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Lay a vanilla wafer, flat side down, in each muffin cup. Spoon cream cheese mixture over wafers. Bake for 20 minutes. Allow tarts to cool completely. Serve with cherry filling on top, or a pie filling of your choice.

Enamelware Colander Haeger Muffin Pan

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