Saturday, May 12, 2012

Danish Cherry Cheesecake




We loved this dessert!  So much that I made it twice in two days!  I wasn't quite sure what to name it so I just called it how the layers were done.  A layer of cake danish dough, then cherries, then a decadent layer of cream cheese that turns out like creamy cheesecake.   We ate it while it was a little warm and it was perfect!  This would be a wonderful dish to make for Mom this Sunday :)  Happy Mother's Day to you all!


Ingredients are as follows:

batter:
6 Tbsp. butter
2 eggs
6 ounces greek vanilla yogurt (this gives the dough a little tart flavor)
3/4 C sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 C flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt 

21 ounce can of cherry pie filling

cheesecake:
16 ounces cream cheese, softened
3/4 C sugar


Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees; grease a 9 x 13" pan.


In a medium size bowl, melt the butter (on low heat) in the microwave.


 Whisk in the eggs, yogurt, sugar and vanilla.


Mix in the flour, baking powder and salt.


Spread batter into greased pan.


Spread the cherry pie filling evenly on top, leave an inch border around the pan.


In a separate bowl, mix the cream cheese and sugar together.


Place dollops of the cream cheese mixture on top of the pie filling.


Spread it out a little, it doesn't have to be perfect :)


Bake for 35-40 minutes; until the edges are golden brown.


Allow to cool in the pan for about 15 minutes.  Slice, serve and enjoy!







32 comments:

  1. How YUMMY! Cheesecake and danishes mixed together, you can't go wrong :) I pinned this recipe!

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  2. I'm melting just looking at your beautiful photos. I would absolutely LOVE this dish...perfect combo of YUM!

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  3. Sounds looks mouthwatering. If only I had some cherry pie filling available here on Santorini!

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  4. This looks absolutely amazing!! I'm definitely pinning this one. :) Megan

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  5. oh that would make a great brunch any day!

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  6. Oh yum! Perfect for summer brunch w/ coffee! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

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  7. I love cherry anything. Looks amazing.

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  8. I think I pinned this in like 2 seconds flat!

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  9. This sounds DELICIOUS!!!! What a great dessert!

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  10. Looks decadent! Thanks for linking up to Southern Sundays!

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  11. Boy does this look great! And it must be to fix it twice in two days!

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  12. This looks so tasty!! Reminds me of the danishes at the donut shop, but I can MAKE these :-) Thanks for the recipe!

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  13. Lisa, this looks soooo good!! I can see why you made it twice. YUM!

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  14. yummy, sounds delish I have printed and will try this. thanks, andi thewednesdaybaker

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  15. Lisa, how do you continue to think of all of these amazing desserts? You're a genius!!! Please link up to Foodie Friday

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  16. Three of my favorite words - danish, cherry and cheesecake and you have them all together in one very delicious looking recipe! Yumm.

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  17. I've been on the lookout for a danish recipe for weeks. I'm so glad to have found this!

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  18. I just can't get enough of cherry anything lately. Thanks for sharing this on foodie friday.

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  19. Congratulations! Your dish is a featured recipe over at Southern Sundays! Hope to see you back this week!!

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  20. Love your stuff always! I hope you are doing well. School is almost out. You have got to be excited about that? Thanks girl for sharing at Toot Your Horn Tuesday. Have a great week!!

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  21. thank you so much for linking up with Kids in the Kitchen! we're linking again tomorrow - I'd love for you to join us!

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  22. That looks SOOO delicious! We're definitely going to have to try that one out! Thanks for sharing your ideas on "Strut Your Stuff" Saturday! We hope to see you again! -The Sisters

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  23. Yummy! I absolutely LOVE cheesecake! This looks great!

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  24. I HAVE LOTS OF FRESH RASPBERRIES THAT HAVE SOFTENED. CAN I PUREE THEM AND USE THEM INSTEAD OF CHERRY PIE FILLING?

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    1. I've never made it with pureed fruit so I'm not really sure. I think it would be best to puree the fruit then thicken it up a bit with a slurry (cornstarch/water) since pie filling has a thicker consistency.

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  25. Looks awesome! Pinning this! Sara

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  26. Sure looks good and yummy! This sure would great for any occasion, potlucks, and even good for the President's birthday coming up soon! Guess, you could use any of the fruit fillings? Apple, strawberry, blueberry! Thanks so much for posting this wonderful recipe! I follow "Flour Me With Love" all the time! You always have the best recipes!

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