Pineapple Cheesecake

Treat your guests to a tropical getaway with this cool, delicious Pineapple Cheesecake. It's easy to bake, yet elegant and memorable! This is the perfect dessert for a luau or any spring or summer holiday or event.

Ingredients:

CRUST
  • 1 1/2 c. crushed graham crackers
  • 6 tbsp. melted butter
  • 1/4 c. sugar

TOPPING:
  • 2 c. sour cream
  • 2 tbsp. pineapple juice(from canned pineapple)
  • 3 tbsp. sugar

FILLING:
  • 1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 lb. cream cheese
  • 2/3 c. sugar
  • 4 lg. eggs, beaten slightly


CRUST:
In a bowl, mix crumbs with sugar and butter. Pour into a greased springform pan and press to shape crust.

FILLING:
Drain the pineapple and save the juice. Mix the cream cheese, vanilla, sugar and eggs in order, gently, just until combined. Add crushed pineapple. Pour into crust and bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour, or until cooked but still jiggly in the middle. Carefully remove the cheesecake, and increase the oven temperature to 450 degrees.

TOPPING:
Mix sour cream, reserved juice and sugar together and spread on top of cheesecake. Place the cheesecake back in the oven for 5 minutes. Open stove door or remove to cooling rack for 1 hour to cool slowly. Chill for at least three hours and serve.

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