It’s the first time I’m participating in Hay Hay It’s Donna Day. Peabody from Culinary Concoctions won the last event, so she is hosting HHDD #10. The theme she has chosen is one I couldn’t resist: Cheesecake.

I had some canned cherries from my birthday cake left. A good opportunity to use them. I thought Amaretto and cherries are a nice pair.

Here is the delicious result of this combination:


HHDD # 10 - Cherry-Amaretto-Cheesecake
150 g Willisauer-Ringli (or other cookies/biscuits)
60 g butter, melted

100 g Philadelphia light
200 g Quark
1 egg
75 g sugar
1 tb Maizena
vanilla sugar
1-2 tb Amaretto
6 drops bitter almond flavor
150 g canned cherries, drained

To make the base, process the Willisauer-Ringli in a food processor until crushed. Add butter and process until combined. Grease a 18 cm spring form. Press the Willisauer-Ringli mixture over the base and border (about 2 cm) and refrigerate.

Preheat oven to 160C.

To make the filling, beat egg yolk, vanilla sugar and sugar until creamy. Stir in Philadelphia and Quark and mix until smooth. Add Maizena, Amaretto, almond flavor. Fold in stiffly beaten egg white. Pour 1/3 of the cream cheese mixture over the base, spread cherries, pour rest of the filling and bake for 55 minutes in the middle of the preheated oven. Turn off oven, open the oven-door just a little bit and let rest for 30 minutes. Refrigerate until cold.

Before serving dust with icing sugar.

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