Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Just in time for Easter – Cheesecake with Warm Spiced Plums

Last night we invited friends over for dinner.  I made an Indian dish that we love, Tikka Masala and, because it has a bit of a bite to it, I wanted a creamy but not-too-sweet dessert.  I decided on a cheesecake – and combined several recipes to come up with this one.  I hope you like it.  It would be a perfect ending to an Easter dinner……and you just might find it at our Easter celebration this weekend.

1 ¾ cups graham cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons brown sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 stick melted butter

Combine dry ingredients, add butter, and press down in a 9-inch pie pan.
1 egg
¼ cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
¾ cup sour cream
8 oz. cream cheese
1 tablespoon butter, melted

Put first four ingredients in blender and liquefy for 30 seconds.  With the blender running, slowly add cream cheese in chunks.  Stop now and then to scrape blender.  Add melted butter. 
Pour into crust and refrigerate for about an hour.

Bake at 325 for about 35 minutes.

Chill until set.

Warm Spiced Plums:
Just before serving, clean and slice four plums.  Sauté in a small pan with 3 tablespoons of sugar, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon and ¼ cup water.  Stir until the plums are soft and the sugar makes a nice sauce.

Spoon over cheesecake.
Serves 8 – 10.


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