Sour Cherry Cheesecake

360 12 servings, 1 piece (88 g) each
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12 servings, 1 piece (88 g) each

Creamy vanilla cheesecake is topped with a homemade sour cherry sauce for a tasty twist on the traditional cherry-topped cheesecake. This Sour Cherry Cheesecake is the perfect dessert for family celebrations and potlucks.

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  • Heat oven to 325ºF.
  • Sprinkle graham crumbs onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.
  • Process cottage cheese in food processor until smooth. Add cream cheese spread, yogurt, 2 Tbsp. sugar, flour and vanilla; process until blended. Add whole egg then egg whites, pulsing after each addition just until blended. Pour over crumbs in pan.
  • Bake 40 to 45 min. or until centre is almost set. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool 1 hour before removing rim. Refrigerate 4 hours. Meanwhile, bring cherries, water, tapioca and remaining sugar to boil in large saucepan, stirring constantly; simmer on medium-low heat 2 min. or until thickened, stirring constantly. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Top cheesecake with cherry sauce just before serving.

Special Extra

Stir 1 Tbsp. Kirsch (cherry brandy) into cherry sauce before refrigerating.


  • 12 servings, 1 piece (88 g) each

Healthy Living

  • Healthy Living

Diet Exchange

  • 1/2 Carbohydrates
  • 1 Meat & Alternatives
  • 1 Fats

Nutrition Bonus

You'd never guess that this great-tasting version of a classic dessert is made with better-for-you products so can fit into your healthy eating plan.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 12 servings, 1 piece (88 g) each
Calories 120
% Daily Value
Total fat 5g
Saturated fat 3g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 290mg
Carbohydrate 11g
Dietary fibre 0g
Sugars 8g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A 8 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 2 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • pam.gee |

    I made this for a Birthday Dinner, but it didn't serve 12, only 7 or 8. It was easy to make and delicious to eat. Everyone really enjoyed it.

  • Aliciaternes |

    I thought it was really good!!!...I would add a another tbsp or so of sugar though....but it's a keeper.