July 30th is National Cheesecake Day! What better way to celebrate than by making a cheesecake? I mean, if you love cheesecake, what can be more soothing to the soul, tummy-filling and sociable than eating a piece of cheesecake? This is just one of the reasons why so many people love cheesecake – it’s a comfort food. Lets face it, cheesecake is a light, airy confection made with a graham cracker crust and smooth creamy vanilla filling topped with your favorite topping such as cherries, strawberries, blueberries, streusel – – – or you can choose a variety of other toppings! Get creative – after all that is what cooking is all about!
The first documented cheesecake was served at an Olympic game in the seventh century in Greece. It then spread to other European countries and eventually made its way to North America when immigrants crossed the ocean. Little did they know that the recipe they brought with them would eventually launch a huge following of people who love cheesecake and would balloon into a multimillion-dollar industry across the world.
The decadent taste and texture of cheesecake belies the fact that it is fairly simple to make. Cheesecake lovers know that they can have this delightful delicacy anytime they want by stirring up a few basic ingredients including cream cheese, sugar and eggs, and then pouring it into a pie shell which can be made of graham cracker crumbs or other conventional pie crusts and baked. So what’s not to love about cheesecake? It can be eaten anytime of the day or night, it’s easy to make and even easier to buy, it tastes divine, and on top of all this, it creates a feeling of well being that only comes from being good to yourself. So go ahead, eat and be jolly – or make a cheesecake for that special someone today so they can celebrate National Cheesecake Day with a slice of their favorite comfort food!
Here is a simple cheesecake recipe to try – and at the bottom of the recipe is a downloadable PDF filled with many more delicious, sensational cheesecake recipes!
Cozy Log Cabin Cheesecake
2 (8 oz. pks) fat-free cream cheese
1 (4 oz. pk) sugar-free vanilla pudding mix
2/3 C. non-fat, dry, powdered milk
1 C. sugar-free maple syrup
1 C. lite whipped topping
1 (6 oz.) graham cracker pie crust
1 tsp. coconut extract
2 T flaked coconut
2 T chopped pecans
1. Set the cream cheese and whipped topping on the counter and bring it to room temperature.
2. In a large bowl, add the pudding mix, powdered milk and maple syrup, then mix well.
3. Add 1/4 cup whipped topping to the liquid mixture and the cream cheese. Stir until all the ingredients are mixed together.
4. Spread the cream cheese filling mixture evenly in a pie crust.
5. In a small bowl, combine the remaining whipped topping and the coconut extract. Mix well and spread on top of cream cheese filling.
6. Sprinkle the top of the cheesecake with coconut flakes and pecans.
7. Refrigerate overnight or at the very least 3 hours.
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