Cherry Berry Cheesecake

The first time I had cherry berry on a cloud, I declared it the VERY BEST THING I had ever eaten. Even though the ingredients are common, and I’d certainly had them in all sorts of different concoctions, it was never quite like this. If fancy had a flavor, this would be it.

 Funny thing with a lot of my favorites; I don’t make them very often. This was only the 2nd time I’d made this particular dessert, and it was just as easy putting together as I’d remembered it to be. I had a girl’s night I was invited to though, so it was the perfect opportunity to whip this up.

 It takes a long time to make cherry berry on a cloud. Don’t be discouraged by this. It is not very labor intensive, and most of the time is passive. Read through the recipe and plan according to when in the day you want this to be ready. With a little planning it can be timed out to perfection.

 

Cherry Berry Cheesecake
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 6 egg whites
  • ½ tsp cream of tartar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1¾ cup sugar
  • 1 packages cream cheese (8oz)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 can cherry pie filling (21 oz)
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries
  • dash vanilla (optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Whip egg whites, cream of tartar, and salt until foamy. Start adding sugar, 1 TBSP at a time, to the mixture until all 1¾ cups are incorporated and the whites form stiff, glossy peaks.
  2. Spread into a greased 9x13 pan and bake for one hour. Shut off oven, DO NOT PEEK, and leave in oven for 12 hours with the door closed.
  3. Remove from oven after 12 hours and prepare filling by mixing cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until well combined. Fold in whipped cream and marshmallows. Spread over meringue.
  4. Chill for 12 hours and make topping by combining cherry pie filling with lemon juice and 1 pint of sliced fresh strawberries. Add a dash of vanilla if desired. Spoon filling over individual portions of dessert and ENJOY!

Cooking Lesson

Start by whipping up 6 egg whites and the cream of tartar and salt in your stand mixer on medium to high speed with the beaters attached. When the egg whites are foamy, begin incorporating the sugar 1 tablespoon at a time until it is all added and the egg whites form stiff, glossy peaks. Don’t underbeat the whites. Spread the egg whites into a greased 9×13 pan and bake at 275 in a preheated oven for 1 hour. After the hour, turn off the oven, but leave the pan in for 12 hours (I do this right before bed!) without opening the door.

Pull the pan out of the oven after 12 hours and marvel at your creation.

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Now take your room temperature cream cheese, sugar, & vanilla and mix together until smooth. Remove to a separate bowl, clean your mixer bowl and beaters, and whip your cream until it is stiff.

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Combine the cream cheese mixture, butter whipped cream, and marshmallows by folding gently together until combined.

 Spread over the meringue.

Let this chill for 12 hours in the fridge.

Lastly, mix together a can of cherry pie filling with a pint of fresh sliced strawberries. Add in a teaspoon of lemon juice for a little tartness, and a dash of vanilla if you love vanilla like I do.

Spoon this mixture over individual portions of the dessert, and serve immediately. Top with a dollop of whipped cream if you want to be extra decadent.

 

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