Sweetheart Cheesecake Recipe

  • 1-1/4 cup Chocolate Cookie Crumbs
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) Cream Cheese (softened)
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tblsp sugar (divided)
  • 1/4 cup Butter (melted)
  • 21 oz can Cherry Pie Filling
  • 1 tsp Vanilla (divided)
  • 2 Eggs
How to make sweetheart cheesecake:
  1. For preparing crust, mix cookie crumbs and butter until well mixed or blended.
  2. Press mixture onto bottom of pan.
  3. Bake it for 8-9 minutes in a preheated oven to 350°F.
  4. Let it cool.
  5. For preparing filling, beat cream cheese, 1/2 tsp vanilla and 1/2 cup sugar in bowl with mixer until blended well.
  6. Beat in eggs.
  7. Pour into cooled crust and bake till center is almost set; it will take around 40 minutes.
  8. For preparing topping, mix sour cream, remaining 1 tsp sugar and remaining 1/2 tsp vanilla in a bowl.
  9. Spread it evenly over top of cheesecake.
  10. Sprinkle teaspoons of sauce from cherry pie filling onto sour cream topping.
  11. Pull tip of knife through cherry sauce to make hearts.
  12. Cover and let it freeze for 3 hours.
  13. Serve remaining cherry pie filling over slices of cheesecake.