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Red, White and Blue Cheesecake

Red, White and Blue Cheesecake
  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 5 hr 0 min
  • Servings 12

Homemade cheesecake layered with the colors of the USA. ...MORE+ LESS-

Macheesmo Macheesmo
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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