Simple Cherry Cheesecake
To celebrate #NationalCherryCheeseCakeDay, on April 23rd, I thought it would be a great idea to insert a simple recipe to make your own Cherry Cheesecake at home. You can feel free to use your own recipe, or search online for other, more elaborate recipes. If this easy recipe is more your style, then Happy Baking!
1 prepared graham cracker crust
2 8-ounce packages of cream cheese
½ cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 can cherry pie filling
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place the cream cheese in a bowl in the microwave.
Microwave it on the defrost setting for a couple of minutes to slightly soften the cream cheese (This is so that you do not kill your mixer when beating the cream cheese).
Add sugar to cream cheese and beat it with an electric mixer until smooth.
Add eggs and vanilla and blend until smooth.
Pour into ready-made crust.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.
Note: The cheesecake is done when the sides are puffed- The center will not be as puffed- It will be possible to jiggle the center slightly, but it will not be runny.
Top with cherry pie filling and chill.