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Red, White and Blue Cheesecake

  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 5 hr 0 min
  • Servings 12
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Homemade cheesecake layered with the colors of the USA. MORE + LESS -

Nick Evans Nick Evans
March 8, 2017

Ingredients

Crust

2
cups crushed graham crackers
2
tablespoons sugar
1/2
teaspoon cinnamon
6
tablespoons melted unsalted butter
1
pinch salt

Filling

3
packages (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1
cup sugar
1 1/2
teaspoons vanilla extract
1
pinch salt
3/4
cup sour cream
3/4
cup heavy cream
3
large eggs
Red and blue gel food coloring

Steps

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  • 1
    For the crust, stir together ingredients with a fork until well combined. Pack crust ingredients into a 9-inch springform pan. Use a small measuring cup to make sure the edges are packed down well.
  • 2
    Bake crust at 350°F for 10 minutes, then let cool.
  • 3
    For filling, add cream cheese to a stand mixer with the paddle attachment (or you can use a hand mixer). Beat until the cream cheese is very soft and fluffy.
  • 4
    Add sugar and continue to beat on medium speed until completely combined, about three minutes. Add in eggs, one at a time, and continue to mix.
  • 5
    Add vanilla, salt, cream, and sour cream and stir until combined.
  • 6
    Divide filling into three even batches. Add an entire red gel food coloring packet to one bowl and an entire blue packet to another bowl. Stir well to combine.
  • 7
    Pour blue layer into crust and spread evenly. Top with white layer. Carefully spoon the layer onto the blue layer so it doesn't sink into it. Use a spatula or knife to carefully spread out the the layer. Repeat with the red layer.
  • 8
    Bake the cake at 325°F in a hot water bath for 80-90 minutes until the center of the cake is just set.
  • 9
    Turn off oven, crack the door slightly, and let cake cool slowly for an hour.
  • 10
    Transfer cake to fridge and let cool completely for 3-4 hours.
  • 11
    Remove cake from pan, slice and serve. It helps to slice the cake with a warm knife so the red white and blue layers stay clean.
 

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe
You have to hand it to the Founding Fathers. While they probably didn’t do it on purpose, they happened to pick some flag colors that look beautiful when layered in a rich, smooth cheesecake! I really love making cheesecakes because they’re a show-stopping dessert, and once you get the hang of it you can color them any which way. For July 4th, I thought a Red White and Blue Cheesecake just made sense. Cheesecakes are good, but colorful patriotic cheesecakes are even better!

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