Having a long vacation, from Istanbul and then Indonesia, made me baking blue. For almost 1,5 mos, I didn't touch my baking tools ;). Now, I'm kicking and alive...it's time for me to strike back in the kitchen :D. Please take a seat, have a cup of tea and enjoy my cheesecake.
Cherry Cheesecake (Philadelphia New York Cheesecake)
Prep : 15 min.plus refrigeration
Bake : 40 min.
6 honey maid honey grahams, crushed (Dita - any biscuits will do, you can even use oreo)
1 cup plus 3 Tbsp. sugar, divided
3 Tbsp butter or margarine, melted
5 pkg (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened (Dita - I used 300 gr cream cheese)
3 Tbsp flour
1 Tbsp vanilla (Dita - Use only 1 Tsp. If you use 1 Tbsp, believe me it will turn out bitter)
1 cup sour cream (Dita - I used yoghurt)
1 can cherry pie filling
1. Heat oven to 325˙F. Line 13x9 inch pan with foil. Mix crumbs, 3 Tbsp sugar and butter; press onto bottom of pan. Bake 10 min.
2. Beat cream cheese, sugar, flour and vanilla until blended. Add sour cream; blend. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed until blended.
3. Bake 40 min or until center is almost set. Cool completely. Refrigerate 4 hours. Use foil to lift cheesecake from pan.
4. Top with pie filling and serve. Makes 16 servings