Fruit Jewel Cheesecake Recipe

Fruit Jewel Cheesecake

Fruit Jewel Cheesecake

This creamy rich cheesecake crowned with glazed fruit makes a spectacular dessert.  Why don’t you try this Fruit  Jewel Cheesecake that is made with fresh blueberries, kiwi, strawberries and pineapples then topped with a Citrus Glaze?

Fruit Jewel Cheesecake Recipe

Fruit Jewel Cheesecake

 Crust:   1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs

¼ cupmargarine or butter, melted

Filling:   3 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened

1 cup sugar

4 eggs

1 ½ cups dairy sour cream

2 tsp. grated lemon peel

Topping:   1 pint strawberries, sliced

2 cups fresh or canned pineapple chunks, well drained

1 cup blueberries

1 cup kiwi

Citrus Glaze

Preheat oven to 350 F.  In medium bowl, combine crust ingredients; press in bottom of 10 inch springform pan.

In large bowl, combine cream cheese and sugar; beat until light and fluffy.  Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Add sour cream and lemon peel; blend well.  Pour into prepared crust.

Bake at 350 F. for 50 to 60 minutes or until center is set.  (To minimize cracking, place shallow pan half full of hot water on lower oven rack during baking).  Cool.  Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.  Shortly before serving, carefully remove sides of pan; arrange fruit over cheesecake.  Spoon or brush Citrus Glaze over fruit.        16 servings

Citrus Glaze

1 Tbsp. sugar

2 tsp. cornstarch

½ cup orange juice

¼ cup water

1 Tbsp. lemon juice

¼ tsp. fresh grated lemon peel

In small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch.  Gradually add orange juice and water.  Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.  Stir in lemon juice and lemon peel.  Cool.       ¾ cup

(Recipe for the Fruit Jewel Cheesecake was in Pillsbury Classic Cookbook, Show Off Desserts Sensational and Simple To Make, 1987)

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