Old-Fashioned Cherry Cheesecake is the cherry on top of a tasty meal! This delicious cheesecake is quite literally topped with cherries from sweet cherry pie filling. This dessert is rich, creamy, and delicious with a bright fruit flavor. Old-Fashioned Cherry Cheesecake is a classic dessert that serves parties of all sizes; you can even save the leftovers for a sprinkle of sweetness throughout the week!
Ingredients• 1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs • 1/3 cup butter, melted • 1 1/4 cups sugar, divided • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened • 1 cup sour cream • 2 teaspoons vanilla • 3 eggs • 1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Add the graham cracker crumbs, butter, and 1/4 cup of the sugar together in a mixing bowl, combining until a sandy mixture forms.
Press the crust mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.
Beat in the cream cheese and the remaining 1 cup of the sugar into a large mixing bowl using a hand mixer until it is completely blended.
Add in the sour cream and vanilla, mixing well.
Add in the eggs one at a time, beating them at a low speed after every egg is added until just mixed.
Pour the custard over the crust.
Bake until the center of the cheesecake is barely set, about 1 hours-1hr 10 minutes.
Run a knife around the rim of the pan to loosen the cake and allow it to cool before removing the rim of the springform.
Refrigerate the cheesecake for about 4 hours to completely set it.
Garnish the cheesecake with the cherry pie filling before serving.