Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Raspberry Cheese Cake 4th place Clark County Fair


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Bill and I have been super busy the last couple of weeks.  We had our cousins Dudley and Ann from Georgia come stay with us for a few days.  Dudley is a UAB alumni and Ohio State happened to play them this past weekend.  We all went to the game and then hung out at Billy's house afterwards.

Billy transferred to Ohio State this fall and is living in Columbus just off campus in a house with his friends.  A good time was had by all.

Billy took this picture from his seat.  I thought it was an awesome picture!

Here is a picture from our seats

 It was an alumni game and 650 former band members also marched and played at this game.

This Raspberry Cheese Cake was one of the dishes I entered in the fair.  I entered it in the Raspberry dish and placed 4th with this cheese cake.

Raspberry Cheesecake

1 cup Graham Cracker Crumbs
1/2 cup Pecans, chopped
1 stick Butter, Melted
1/2 cup sugar
1 t Vanilla Paste

3 packages 8 Ounce Cream Cheese
1-1/2 cup Sugar
4 whole Eggs
1/2 cup Sour Cream

2 cups Raspberries
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Water
2 T Cornstarch

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place graham cracker crumbs and pecans into the bowl  Add melted butter and vanilla and mix with fork until combined. Pour into a 10-inch springform pan and press crumbs into the bottom of the pan.

For the filling, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Add sour cream and mix again. Pour mixture into crust, smooth the top, and bake for 1 hour, 10 minutes. Turn off oven and open door and allow to sit in the oven with the door opened for 15 minutes. Remove and allow to cool.

For the topping ,put cornstarch in water and stir to dissolve. In pan add raspberries, sugar, and cornstarch water to a saucepan or skillet. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and allow to cool .  Pour raspberries over the cheesecake and place pan into the fridge to set up for at least 2 hours---several hours is better.