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Vanilla Cheesecake with Cherry Topping

EASY DESSERT RECIPES
20Ingredients
105Minutes
1190Calories
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Ingredients

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4 SERVINGS
  • 2 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • cooking spray
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 24 ounces fat free cream cheese (softened)
  • 16 ounces 1/3-less-fat cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 vanilla bean (split lengthwise)
  • 8 ounces fat free sour cream (carton)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup tawny port (or other sweet red wine)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 4 teaspoons water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 20 ounces sweet cherries (frozen pitted dark)
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    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 400°. To prepare crust, combine first 3 ingredients, tossing with a fork. Add 2 teaspoons water; toss with a fork until moist and crumbly. Gently press mixture into bottom and 1 1/2 inches up sides of a 9-inch springform pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 5 minutes; cool on a wire rack. Reduce oven temperature to 325°. To prepare filling, beat cheeses with a mixer at high speed until smooth. Combine 1 cup sugar, flour, and salt, stirring with a whisk. Add to cheese mixture; beat well. Add sour cream; beat well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla extract. Scrape seeds from vanilla bean; stir seeds into cheese mixture, reserving bean halves. Pour cheese mixture into prepared pan; bake at 325° for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until cheesecake center barely moves when pan is touched. Remove cheesecake from oven; run a knife around outside edge. Cool to room temperature. Cover and chill at least 8 hours. To prepare topping, combine port, 1/2 cup sugar, cherries, and reserved vanilla bean halves in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook 5 minutes or until cherries are thawed and mixture is syrupy. Remove vanilla bean halves; discard. Combine juice, cornstarch, and 4 teaspoons water, stirring with a whisk until well blended. Stir cornstarch mixture into cherry mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 3 minutes or until mixture is slightly thickened and shiny. Remove from heat; cool to room temperature. Cover and chill. Serve over cheesecake.
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    1190Calories
    Sodium
    Fat
    Protein
    Carbs
    Fiber
    Calories1190Calories from Fat280
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat31g48%
    Saturated Fat17g85%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol315mg105%
    Sodium2190mg91%
    Potassium1260mg36%
    Protein48g94%
    Calories from Fat280
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate171g57%
    Dietary Fiber4g16%
    Sugars132g264%
    Vitamin A25%
    Vitamin C20%
    Calcium90%
    Iron10%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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