Spring is in full swing, which means it’s time to get in the kitchen and prepare some of your favorite delicious, fresh food. If you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, food blogger Natasha Kravchuk of Natasha's Kitchen has concocted the perfect New York cheesecake recipe, and it's not complete until you pair it with her homemade cherry sauce.
It all starts with the Graham cracker crust. Kravchuk uses a food processor, but you can place the crackers in a large Ziplock bag and roll them with a rolling pin until finely crumbled. When it comes time to make that decadent cheesecake filling, make sure your cream cheese has come to room temperature.
If you're using a stand mixer, Kravchuk recommends scraping the bowl all the way down to the bottom and around the mixing attachment a few times throughout the mixing process to ensure you get the smoothest filling possible. Fully incorporate each egg one at a time.
Loaded with sweet juicy cherries, the homemade sauce is a perfect topping for cheesecake, pancakes, waffles, vanilla ice cream, or pound cake. It could also be used as pie filling. The sauce is quick and easy to make, and all the ingredients are cooked together in one saucepan, leaving you with an irresistible sauce you’ll be tempted to eat with a spoon.
With the warm weather, Natasha suggests you take advantage of fresh cherries at the peak of growing season. Frozen cherries are also a great choice as they’re typically pre-pitted, saving you the step of removing cherry pits. Keep in mind that frozen fruit releases more juice, so if you’re using frozen cherries, add a little less water.
Now, you're ready to dig into the perfect New York cheesecake!
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