Recipe by Barbara Dudek
"A very festive-looking cheesecake for the holidays (calories don't count!)."
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1 (3 ounce) package
3 (8 ounce) packages
1 1/2 pints
1 (21 ounce) can
cherry pie filling
If you have a hard time finding lady fingers in your area, try this for your crust. 1 cup AP flour, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/2 tsp lemon juice, 1 egg yolk and 1/4 cup butter. Mix crust press into springform pan with wax paper. Bake at 450 for 6-8 minutes.
Pan size was not accurate. Cheesecake was 1 to 1 1/2 inches above pan. Cooking time needed to be increased, but had to cover cheesecake to prevent to much browning. Lady Finger were impossible to find and those made at home are not consistent enough in size to make this recipe. Save yourself the trouble and just put in a graham cracker crust if a gourmet bakery is not in your area!
I made this cake on Christmas Day...my family absolutely went crazy over it! They could not believe that I made it myself.
It looks wonderfullt festive, and according to them, tasted delicious.
I made the cheese cake, looks great. The only problem was it called for 1 3oz pkg of ladyfingers, no way you need at least 2 to cover/place around pan.
I made this cheesecake for friends and it was sooooo good. My friend remarked that it was "too good". A wonderful cheesecake and one that I will definitely make again.
This was great - very high, light and fluffy for a cheesecake. It also looks so pretty. You need 2 packages of the 3oz lady fingers rather than one but other than that, no changes. Maybe it was because I made it at Christmas time, but all of the grocery stores had lady fingers in the bakery section, so I had no problem finding them.
I made this cake last year when friends visited and it was so good. They said it was too good! It was wasy to make and probably the best cheesecake I have ever had.
So decadent! Not just for Christmas. I've made it three times now for special occasions because my family keeps asking for it. Instead of Lady Fingers for the crust, I used Keebler Graham Cracker Crumbs mixed with a stick of melted butter and two tbsp of sugar. I set my spring form pan in a shallow pan of water to bake. Topped with a chilled can of cherry pie filling in winter but in the spring topped with fresh strawberry topping: 1 qt fresh strawberries washed and hulled. Puree half of the berries in food processer with one cup sugar then stir in the other half and chill. This is a keeper. Thank you so much for this recipe.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Christmas Cheese Cake
Serving Size: 1/11 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 11
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 333
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