Saturday, January 15, 2011

Cherry Cheesecake

See this delicious cheesecake??? Would you believe me if I told you it was only 5 ingredients (only 3 for the filling!) and easy enough for a 9 year old to prepare? Believe it or not, it's a FACT! Makayla's been having some anxiety issues since moving and to keep her mind off worrying I've been having her scour old Taste of Home magazines for recipes she wants to cook. This recipe was first on the list. Next she'll be preparing pizza out of Texas toast. Not only was this recipe delicious, it was fast and easy. We had a laugh when she turned on the mixer and powdered sugar flew everywhere! Needless to say, the LOW speed on my mixer is far from low! Enjoy :)

*I included this recipe in Mommy's Kitchen Sunday Potluck. Check out the other great recipes!*

2 packages (one 8 ounces, one 3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 shortbread or graham cracker crust (8 or 9 inches)
1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling

In a bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Fold in whipped topping; spoon into crust. Top with pie filling. Refrigerate until serving.


Willoughby said...

Poor Makayla! I hope cooking and baking is making her feel better!

The cheesecake looks delicious! I can't believe how simple it is to make.

Michelle said...

looks really delicious.

Lisa said...

We used to make something similar like this years ago. Yours certainly takes the cake.

Tina at Mommy's Kitchen said...

Heidi I love quick cheesecake recipes like that. Especailly if you are in a pinch for time. Love Taste of Home.

April said...

Your daughter did a great job on the cheesecake. I hope she adjusts and feels better soon.

teresa said...

i love cheesecake, this looks awesome!

HollyL said...

This looks heavenly! I love cheesecake way too much! lol

Jessica said...

I am debating making this but don't want to blow my diet. Can this be made with lite cream cheese.

Megan said...

I just love cooking with my kids, it is a great skill to teach them. So many kids are clueless in the kitchen when they leave the house as young adults. I know I was! But then again, my mom didn't really cook!

Heidi said...

Yes, you can make this dessert lighter (I did) by using 1/3 fat cream cheese (I wouldn't use the fat free) and fat free cool whip. They also have a no sugar added version of the canned cherry pie filling and you could also use a powdered sugar substitute you make by placing 1 cup granular Splenda and 1/2 TBSP cornstarch in a blender and whipping until the mixture is light and resembles powdered sugar (that makes 1/4 cup of the substitute)

Victoria said...

Chillin' in my fridge at the moment. :) Thanks!
Hope your daughter gets relief!