Almond Cherry Cheesecake - Just Fruit Recipes


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Almond Cherry Cheesecake

Crust:
2/3 c Graham cracker crumbs; about 14 squares
1/4 c Butter or margarine; melted
1/2 c Slivered almonds; broken
1/4 c Sugar


Filling:
8 oz Cream cheese; softened
1/4 c Sugar
2 Eggs
1 c Cherries; maraschino


Topping:

1 pt Sour cream
5 tb Sugar
1/2 ts Almond extract
Slivered almonds
Maraschino cherries


Mix crust ingredients and press onto bottom and sides of pie pan. Beat cream cheese and sugar until fluffy Mix in eggs until creamy and smooth Stir in cherries.

Pour cream cheese mixture into crust. Bake at 375* for 20 minutes. Let pie cool for 10 minutes.

Mix topping ingredients, except almonds, pour over pie.

Bake pie at 375* for 5 minutes. Top with slivered almonds. Cool pie 8 hours or over night before serving.

Top with cherries.

NOTES : Makes 1 9-inch pie.


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