I found myself yesterday, a day late, and dessert short. It's not that I had forgotten about National Cheesecake Day, or that I had forgotten it was on July 30th, or that Monday was 30th, I just sort of lost track of Monday. Do you ever have one of those weeks?
Anyway, I figured a day late was better than not at all, especially considering the number of interesting and delicious sounding cheesecake recipes floating around out there, like this one, inspired and modified from the Five Minute Cheesecake recipe at Not Quite Nigella -
Spoon a tablespoon or two of cherry pie filling into the bottom of an 8oz microwave safe mug.
Blend together until smooth:
2 1/2 tablespoons cream cheese
2 1/2 tablespoons sour cream
2 1/2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
and 1 egg white.
Pour the mixture over the cherries in the mug, and microwave on medium power for two minutes and a half minutes, or until the sides seem firm but the center is still jiggly (but not runny).
Crumble a graham cracker over the top.
Allow to cool thoroughly, and finish setting up, in the refrigerator for a couple of hours, or more...
...before digging in.
Happy Belated National Cheesecake Day!
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