For my youngest son's birthday, I asked if he would like the baked cheesecake that I made for him last year or his old favorite. Last year's was a gorgeous dessert with kiwi, strawberries, blueberries & raspberries on top. He requested the old stand-by, from childhood, which is so easy, but he must really love. It's funny how kids (even grown-up ones) remember their old favorites!! I then suggested that I would make a blueberry topping for it, but no, he wanted the cherry pie filling on top! The moral of this story is: Don't mess with a good thing!!! Happy Birthday, Kevin. Here's your favorite cherry cheesecake.
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/3 c. lemon juice
1 t. vanilla
1 graham cracker crust (store-bought or homemade)
1 can cherry pie filling
Beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice & vanilla. Pour into crust. Add cherry pie filling on top.
Graham Cracker Crust
If you have time, make a homemade graham cracker crust. It's SO much better than store-bought!!!
11 whole graham crackers
2 T. sugar
4 T. melted butter
In a food processor, crush the graham crackers. Add the sugar & the melted butter. Mix again. Pour the crumbs into a 9" pie pan. Pat the crumbs down & up the sides of the pie pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Cool before filling.
I am sharing this with Tea Party Tuesday & Sweet Tooth Friday.