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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Cherryfic Swirl Cheesecake



I know I know 'tis cherries again !

But I'm starting my Valentine's celeb early by baking this hahaha

Nah !

The cherry swirl in this cheesecake was a leftover topping from the cheesecake that I baked 2 weeks ago :P

Haven't blogged about that one since I forgot to take photos after I sliced that cake .

Anyway , I would like to dedicate pfttttt hahaha this post to my sister , Helen and her daughter ,  Nikka , whom I told months ago to lurk at my site hahahaha   Happy Birthday , guys !!!!! Gifts will be late as usual hee hee Expect it on the 32nd of this month ^o^


Original recipe @  Martha Stewart

* Combine 1 cup / 90 grams graham cracker crumbs and  3 T / 42 grams melted butter . Press into a well-greased 8-inch loose-bottom pan . Refrigerate for 15 minutes .

* Preheat oven to 325°F / 160°C .

* Beat 250 grams cream cheese on medium speed until light and fluffy . Reduce to low and add 235 grams sour cream , scant 1/2 cup sugar , 2 eggs and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract . Scrape the side of the bowl from time to time to have an evenly smooth batter . Beat well until well combined .

* Pour half of the cheesecake mixture in the prepared pan  and dot in some of the pureed cherry sauce . Top with the remaining cheesecake mixture and dot in the remaining sauce . Swirl batters gently using a toothpick or the tip of the knife .

* Please refer to this post on how to bake this without water seeping inside the cheesecake mixture .

* Bake for 60 minutes , tenting the pan with foil after 30 minutes to prevent the top from browning .

* Cool completely and refrigerate overnight , uncovered .


Fresh cherry topping :

Makes about 2 cups or so

350 grams fresh cherries , pitted
2 T cherry jam
1 1/2 T lemon juice
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp grated lemon zest
1/2 cup water
2 T tapioca flour

* Dump all ingredients in a 3-quarts saucepan , cook until mixtures thickens .

Note : I have about a 3/4 cup of this topping left , I pureed it in the food processor and used it in this recipe .

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Days gone by .......



16 comments:

  1. you made two?!? just looking at them makes my tummy grumble!!

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  2. This cheesecake looks delicious! I love cherries!

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  3. I want some cherry swirly-yum! Even though pitting cherries is not a fun task, the end result is definitely worth it. If I am reading this right, sis and her daughter have the same birthday?! How cool is that. Happy Saturday!

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  4. I am drooling over your site! the food, the recipes, your photography.

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  5. Both cheesecakes look amazing! You are a master of the swirl...yum!

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  6. That swirl on your cheese cake look very nice. Have you posted the other recipe also.

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  7. Baked cheesecake without a single crack .... very impressed!!!

    Love cherries, love cheesecake - great post!!

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  8. These cherry swirls do look like little hearts "swimming" on top of your cheesecake.

    Indeed, this cheesecake looks very cherrific!

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  9. Oh my gosh! Cheesecake is one of my weaknesses!

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  10. Yum... this is my favourite -- sooo pretty and I love Cheesecake!

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  11. mmm so pretty! i love the marble swirl, and i love that you used fresh cherries! looks fabulous!

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  12. WOW!!! Gorgeous cheesecakes, Anne! Send me some, pretty, pretty please!!

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  13. omigoshhhhhhhhhhh Anne that looks so good.....must try!! I am bookmarking it :)

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  14. both look amazing! i can use some cheesecake right now.....

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