Tuesday, May 15

Cheesecake for dummies

AKA my idiot-proof pineapple cheescake recipe.
Can you remember ½ cup of sugar? Can you operate a hand blender? Then you are capable of making your own pineapple cheesecake! BTW: I haven't tried it myself, but I've heard of others using other canned fruit with yummy results.

  1. Take one brick of cream cheese and place into a largish bowl to warm to room temperature.
  2. Take one can of crushed pineapple {or fruit of your choice} and drain well.
  3. Make one graham wafer crust following the recipe on the box of graham crumbs.
  4. Make one envelope of Dream Whip according to the recipe on the packet {a tub of Cool Whip also works well}.
  5. Take the ½ cup of sugar and cream it into the cream cheese.
  6. Add pineapple and Dream Whip to the cream cheese mixture and mix well.
  7. Spread mixture over crust.

Now comes the hardest part of all: Put in fridge for 8 hours/ overnight to set... don't touch it!!! {Trust me... after you've tasted the mixture, it *is* the hardest part of all!


Zanne said...

I'm finally making this today! I'll let you know how it goes. :) Hope all is well in PA!

Nicole said...

Can't wait to hear about it!!! Only one problem though -- I have no clue how it's going in PA, since I got sent to Calgary instead! *ROFL* BTW: Calgary *is* okay, if you ignore the snow we got!

Zanne said...

I made this last night (yes, it took a little while), and it's deee-luscious! Amber lurved it. The rest of the clan gets it later today. Perfect summer-type spring day treat!

Nicole said...

I'm so glad that you enjoyed it and that Amber is in lurve. =) It's a warm weather favourite here too.