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New York baked cheesecake with cherry sauce

2012 January 3
by emma

Baked cheesecake is one of two of my favourite desserts in the whole world ever (the other is creme brulee).  I don’t make it often because despite normally avoiding moral judgments about food, it’s difficult to rationalise eating quite so much fat and sugar in one sitting in a normal day-to-day setting.  And I refuse to make low fat desserts on principle.  Like I refuse to eat low fat mars bars or low fat cheese.  If you’re going to eat something, do it right I always say.  I’d rather eat a little bit of something delicious than a whole lot of nothing.  But that’s me.

So.  Cheesecake is one of those desserts that’s a real treat and was well received on New Year’s Eve.  Kind of a last hurrah before the grim, diet-filled, alcohol free days of January (although check back soon for a wholesome yet deliciously creamy smoothie which will pave the way to a healthier lifestyle).  And because I can’t leave well enough alone (I’m always putting sauces on my dishes, I suspect I have a deep seated thing for pseudo 1980s Nouvelle cuisine) I thought I’d whip up a fresh, sweet cherry sauce to go on the side.

This recipe is amazing.  The creamy, tangy cheesecake went so well with the juicy sweetness of the cherries and paired perfectly with a cup of strong coffee.  And we froze the rest.  Right up the back of the freezer behind the organic wholemeal bread with the 1/2 bottle of vodka left over from Christmas and New Year’s.

Bring on February.

Link for recipe

    8 Responses leave one →
    1. January 3, 2012

      ME TOO!! I love cheesecake. In fact when my brother asked me what I wanted for Christmas this year – that is what I asked for – he makes an amazing baked cheesecake. Looks amazing with the cherries! Happy new year Emma!

    2. January 4, 2012

      I tried my hand at NY cheesecake in jars last week. Hmmm.
      Yours look absolutely delightful and delicious. I am so scared of trying a whole cheesecake. We’ll see if I’ll conquer that fear soon.

      Have a fabulous day!

    3. January 4, 2012

      My favorite too…all the time. This is something I’ve gotta try. Great post. Love it. Hugs!

    4. January 4, 2012

      it looks so creamy and delicious, the cherry sauce is definetly a great combination

    5. January 5, 2012

      My husband loves cheesecake and requests it often. I have tried several recipes and although the flavors are good I get frustrated because my cake ends up thin. I want a thick cheesecake-any suggestions?!

      The Dinner Belle for Kimberlybelle.com

      • January 5, 2012

        I’m not much of an experience cheesecake maker either .. but the recipe I used was easy and worked well if you want to give it a try. It uses a tiny bit of flour and a lot of eggs which helps it to rise and also, the size of the tin is important, i.e., not using a too big tin.

    6. January 8, 2012

      Yum, that’s just how I like my cheesecake. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday night and I’d love it if you’d come by and link your cheesecake up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2012/01/sweets-for-saturday-51.html

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