March 1, 2011

Cherry Cheesecake

My father-in-law left this morning. I made a cheesecake last night for his fair well goodbye, but I forgot that cheesecake takes 8 hours to make. I woke up this morning to take a nice picture for my blog, and this is what I found. A half eaten cheesecake. Must have been good. Mount Baker was awesome this past weekend. It wasn't the bluebird weekend I had expected, but the amount of snowfall was epic. I have so much more courage on powder days. No hesitations about my moves. I just glide down the mountain, like it's natural to be standing sideways on a board pointed downhill.

I have something cool to share with you. Google has just launched a new search feature that allows you to search for recipes with ease. The new feature allows you to narrow your search results to ingredients, cooking time, and calories. The tutorial below, demonstrates how to search for recipes using the new feature.


1 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
6 tbsp butter
2 tbsp sugar
1 can cherries

2 8oz packages cream cheese
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
6 eggs

1. Preheat oven to 325 F. In a bowl mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter. Press into the bottom of a cheesecake pan and bake for 20 minutes. Let cool.

2. In a bowl beat the cream cheese. Next, add the sugar. Beat until fluffy. Next, add the yogurt and 6 slightly beaten eggs. Pour the mixture on top of the crust. Line the bottom of the cheesecake pan with tin foil. Place into a roasting pan and fill half way with boiling water. Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Turn the oven off and keep in oven for 1 hour to avoid cracking.

3. Finally, cool in fridge for 8 hours. Top with cherries just before serving.


  1. Heather, cheesecake was delicious. We ate it with our coffee at the airport. Thanks a bunch.


  2. No problem. too bad you weren't here to eat the rest!

  3. That looks sooo delicious!

  4. I am definitely drooling! I don’t know which I want more

  5. that pie looks amazing!

  6. Looks delicious! Just made a white chocolate strawberry swirl cheesecake today, posting a recipe tomorrow for national white chocolate cheesecake day! Yours looks divine...must try!

  7. mmmm, white chocolate strawberry sounds great