Cherry Cheesecake Recipe serves: 12
Prep Time 15 min
Cook Time 90 min
Stand Time 60 min

Cherry Cheesecake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs, for crust
  • 2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 6 Tbsp. I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!® Spread, melted, for crust
  • 4 packages (8 oz. ea.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!® Spread, melted
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 7 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 2 cups heavy cream [or whipping cream]
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 can (21 oz.) cherry pie filling

Directions

  1. Place 13 x 9-inch pan filled halfway with water on bottom rack in oven. Preheat oven to 325°. Combine graham cracker crumbs, 1/2 cup sugar, cinnamon and 6 tablespoons melted I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!® Spread in medium bowl. Press crumb mixture on bottom and halfway up sides in 10-inch springform pan; set aside.
  2. Beat cream cheese and remaining 1-1/2 cups sugar in large bowl with electric mixer 3 minutes or until smooth. Beat in remaining 1/2 cup melted Spread, flour and lemon juice. Gradually beat in eggs, cream, milk and vanilla until smooth. Pour into prepared pan; place on middle rack in oven.
  3. Bake 1 hour. Reduce to 300° and bake an additional 30 minutes or until almost set in center. Turn off oven without opening the door and let cheesecake stand in oven 1 hour. Cool completely on wire rack. Cover and refrigerate overnight. To serve, top with cherry pie filling. Best if made 1 day ahead.

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