I needed something special for the holiday....absolutely delightful.
Preheat oven to 325°F.
Grease 9 inch spring form pan
For the Crust.......
Mix melted butter and graham cracker crumbs, then press into pan
Bake for 8 minutes or until browned
For the Topping, prepare while cheese cake is baking
Mix pineapple and brown sugar ( or substitute) set aside
For the Filling......
Mix cream cheese and sour cream together until smooth.
Add flour, mix well
Add eggs, one at a time, mix until well blended
Fold in juice and crushed pineap
Fold in sugar, (or Splenda) adjust to desired sweetness
Increase oven temp to 400°F
Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce heat temp to 250° F.
Bake an additional 35 to 45 minutes more or until cheesecake is almost set.
Turn off oven and leave door ajar. Add topping. Garnish with cherries. Let cool for 45 minutes to 1 hiur
Chill in fridge for 4 to 6 hours or over night.
Serve and enjoy.
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