Saturday, July 30, 2011

Happy Cheesecake Day!!

Today is National Cheesecake Day!! I LOVE cheesecake! Here are a couple of cheesecake recipes for you.
Cheese Cake Cupcakes
Bottom:

¾ cups graham cracker crumbs
4 Tbsp. melted butter or margarine
1½ Tbsp. granulated sugar

Filling:

½ lb. cream cheese, softened to room temperature
¼ tsp. vanilla
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 egg

          Mix ingredients for the bottom with a fork and set aside. Using electric mixer, combine filling ingredients and mix until smooth and not lumpy. Press graham cracker mixture into bottom of paper cupcake cups in a muffin pan (recipe makes 10 cupcakes). Fill cups about 2/3 full with filling. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes. Refrigerate until thoroughly cooled. Top with an canned pie filling (cherry, strawberry, peach, blueberry, apple, or pineapple).


2- Step Cheesecake

1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
1/3 cup sugar
1 (8 oz.) Cool Whip
1 (6oz.) graham cracker crumb crust
1 cup cherry pie filling

          Beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with wire whisk until smooth. Gently stir in whipped topping. Spoon the mixture into the graham cracker crust. Refrigerate for 3 hours. Top with cherry pie filling before serving. Makes 8 servings.

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