Insanely Delicious Cheesecake

Original post: June 18, 2013. Repost for PI DAY, 2015!

Good old,Pinterest. What else is a woman to do bright and early on a Sunday morning, before her family has awaken? She gets her coffee and quietly logs onto the computer to browse Pinterest for food and fun. This week, I came across this delicious cheesecake recipe from Rock Recipes. They called it Raspberry Tuxedo Cheesecakes and made them in cute little muffin sized morsels. I decided to go for the gusto and do a whole cheesecake as dessert on Father’s Day.

Please follow the links above for the original recipe. It’s quite easy. I made a few modifications which I will list below. Or you can use your own favorite cheesecake recipe and add the fruit of your choice for a tasty treat of your own creation.

Insanely Delicious Cheesecake
Crust
1 1/2 cups cookie crumbs of choice
6 tbsp melted butter
1/2 cup sugar

1. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor.
2. Press into a nine inch pie plate or a nine inch spring form pan.
3. Bake for ten minutes at 350.

Cheesecake
2- 8oz packages of lowfat cream cheese
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 pint raspberries

1. Combine all the ingredients and beat on medium high until nice and smooth.
2. Carefully pour over the crust.
3. Dot the top with the raspberries
4. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes until cheesecake is set
5. Remove and cool.

Ganache
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels

1. Combine cream and chocolate in a double boiler and heat until chocolate has melted.
2. Remove from heat and cool for three minutes.
3. Pour over the center of the cheesecake, and spread carefully towards the edge, leaving 1/2 to 1 inch uncoated.
4. Cool for 3 hours in the springform pan.
5. When ready to serve, pop the side off and leave on the bottom but at least put it on a pretty plate.

As you may know, this is a lot of steps for me. But my poor honey had a hard day yesterday and deserved the effort this dessert took.

Thanks to Rock Recipes for the inspiration. I hope you’ll bookmark their page. There’s a ton of good stuff on it.

Enjoy!

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