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Nutty Northwest Cheesecake Supreme

No recipe image available.Delicious, vanilla cheesecake with a nut crust and easily topped with cherry pie filling.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups finely chopped nuts
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4 large eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

For Topping:
1 (21-ounce) can cherry pie filling

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Crust: Combine finely chopped nuts, sugar, and melted butter. Press onto the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake in a preheated oven at 325°F (160°C) for 10 minutes.
  2. For Filling: Combine softened cream cheese, sugar, and flour; mixing at medium speed with an electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Blend in sour cream and vanilla; pour over the crust.
  3. Bake in a preheated oven at 450°F (230°C) for 10 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 250°F (120°C) and continue baking for 1 hour.
  4. Loosen the cake from the rim and cool before removing. Chill.
  5. Top with cherry pie filling just before serving.

Makes 12 servings.