Rich and creamy Spiced Apple Rhubarb Cheesecake topped with a sweet and tart
rhubarb sauce with red hot cinnamon candies. The first time I made this it truly amazed my company.
When you mention rhubarb cheesecake the looks are questioning at best.
Cheesecake16 oz. Light cream cheese
1/2 cup Sugar
2 large Eggs
1 Tb Flour
1 tsp Lemon rind
3/4 cup Spiced Apple Rhubarb Sauce
Crust:1 stick Butter
1/2 cup Sugar
1 pkg Graham Cracker Crust
1 Tb Cinnamon
Rhubarb Sauce:4 stalks Rhubarb
3 Apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1/4 cup Sugar
3 Tb water
3 Tb Flour
3 Tb Red Hot Cinnamon candies
Topping:3/4 cup Apple Rhubarb Sauce
1 cup Sour Cream
Oven Temp ~ 325°
Baking Time ~
Pan Type ~ 9 inch Springform pan
To make crust: Melt butter in microwave. Combine graham crackers, sugar, cinnamon and butter into a 9-inch springform pan. Mix well and press the crumbs evenly over the bottom. Bake the crust for about 10 minutes. Cool.
To make rhubarb sauce:Chop 4 stalks rhubarb and put into a medium sized saucepan along with the apples. Add about 3 tablespoons water and cook over low heat until very soft. Remove rhubarb and apples from heat, mash them up. Add the sugar, cinnamon candies and flour, mix well. Put back on stove and stir until thickened. Cool.
To make topping:Combine apple rhubarb sauce and sour cream, stirring until completely mixed.
To make cheesecake:In a food processor combine cream cheese, sugar, eggs, flour, lemon rind and the apple rhubarb sauce; blend Apple Rhubarb Cheesecake batter until smooth. Pour batter over cooled crust and bake about 50 minutes (or until cheesecake barely moves when shaken). Turn oven off and leave spiced apple rhubarb cheesecake in oven another 10 minutes. Cool. When cheesecake is cooled, top with the rhubarb/sour cream mixture and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!