Sunday, January 13, 2013

#39 Cheesecake

a birthday cake for David
#39. Cheesecake

Chevre Cheesecake with Poached Cherries
Serves: one small tart pan
Preheat: 350
Cheesecake Mix
    5 ounces goat cheese
    1/2 cup sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    2 large eggs, separated
    2 tablespoons flour
    1/2 cup cherries pitted
    2 cups water
    1/3 cup sugar
    1 tablespoon of lemon juice
pinch of flour
    1/2 granola
    2 tablespoons brown sugar
    2 graham crackers
    2 table spoons almonds
    3 tablespoons butter softened
    pinch of cinnamon

    Combine water, sugar, and lemon juice in saucepan. Stir on low heat. Raise the temperature to a boil. Stir in cherries. Add pinch of flour for thicken ing. Reduce heat and simmer for ten minutes. Chill in the refrigerator for thirty minutes.
    Place graham crackers, granola, brown sugar, cinnamon, and almonds in a baggy. Crush (I used a hammer) until it is reduced to crumbles. Pour into a bowl and add softened butter and mix well. Lightly coat a small spring form tart pan with butter and pat down mixture. Cook for five minutes in the oven and remove to add mixture.
    Combine goat cheese, sugar, and vanilla into a bowl and beat together. Beat or stir in egg yolks. Beat in flour. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until fluffy. Beat 1/3 of the fluffed egg white into goat cheese mixture and then fold in the rest. Pour into your spring form tart pan. Bake for fifteen to twenty minutes. Test with a toothpick or fork- if it sticks, it needs more time. Pour on topping and- bang- babay, you got a cherry cheesecake.

Food for Thought:
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  1. This looks delicious! xoxo jill

  2. Wow, looks so divine! This is very perfect for this weekends family get together. Thanks for the share!!