Philadelphia Cream Cheese

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Serving size 16
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Better than all the rest. What else can we say? How about this: It's a rich, creamy, cherry-topped showstopper that's so easy, even beginners can pull it off.


1 ¾ cup HONEY MAID graham cracker crumbs⅓ tsp margarine or butter, melted1 ¼ cup cups sugar, divided3 (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened1 BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream2 vanilla3 eggs1 21 oz.cherry pie filling


  1. PREHEAT oven to 350°F if using a silver 8- or 9-inch springform pan (or to 325°F if using a dark nonstick 8- or 9-inch springform pan). Mix graham cracker crumbs, margarine and 1/4 cup of the sugar. Press firmly onto bottom and 2-1/2 inches up side of pan; set aside.
  2. BEAT cream cheese and the remaining 1 cup sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add sour cream and vanilla; mix well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating on low speed after each addition just until blended. Pour into crust.
  3. BAKE 1 hour to 1 hour 10 min. or until center is almost set. Turn oven off. Open oven door slightly. Let cheesecake set in oven 1 hour. Remove cheesecake from oven; cool completely. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight. Loosen cheesecake from rim of pan; remove rim. Top cheesecake with pie filling just before serving. Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator.

Kraft Kitchen tips:

SUBSTITUTE Prepare as directed, using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese.

HOW TO EASILY CUT CREAMY DESSERTS When cutting creamy-textured desserts, such as cheesecake, carefully wipe off the knife blade between cuts with a clean damp towel. This prevents the creamy filling from building up on the blade, ensuring nice clean cuts that leave the filling intact.

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Nutrition Facts

Provided by: Philadelphia Cream Cheese

Per Single Serving / Serves 16 Total

  • Calories 370
  • Total Fat 23 g
  • Saturated Fat 14 g
  • Sodium 300 mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 36 g
  • Fiber 1 g
  • Protein 5 g
  • Cholesterol 105 mg
  • Sugars 28 g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Tags: Dessert, Baking

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