Cheesecake to Celebrate Mother’s Day!

It seems odd that someone so concerned with health and calorie control would still manage to promote delicious desserts. Contradictory? We all have our weaknesses. I managed to assuage my guilt with a small but very memorable serving. This is a crowd pleaser–perfect for a Mother’s Day gathering. If you are looking for ways to add colour and health properties, serve sliced fruit or a bowl of berries on the side. Another great reason to make this luscious dessert, if you still need convincing, is the upcoming cheesecake holiday, Shavuot.

delicious dessert

Yvonne’s Cheesecake Ingredients:

  • 16 oz cream cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 c sugar (or a little less)
  • ¼ t salt
  • a squeeze of lemon
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 2 T sugar

Beat cheese, at room temperature, until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time. Add sugar, salt and lemon. Bake for about 40 minutes at 325 degrees. Cool for 20 minutes.

Mix the sour cream and 2 tablespoons of sugar. Spread over cake. Return to oven. Bake for a further 15 minutes. Can be made the day before. Refrigerate, and remove from fridge a half hour before serving. Freezes well.

Final notes:

  • Thanks to Yvonne Koenig, who brought this recipe with her from Cape Town, South Africa.
  • As you can see from the photo above, it is often a good idea to ask for directions. That is me asking for and receiving directions. Now I’m asking you for direction in the form of a contribution to this recipe 2 recipe blog. Submit favorites that elicit demands for your recipe. Go to “Contact” above to leave your suggestion, please and thank-you!
  • Have you been curious to know all about supermarket specialty eggs ?
  • In honor of Mother’s Day, check out Alexander Tsiaras: Conception to birth.
  • Treat your mother, or yourself, on Friday, May 11th, with a visit to The Boutique Palais de la Reine. Just west of the MMFA on Sherbrooke Street, there will be a show and sale of tableware and handmade embroidery from Madagascar. Wonderful, original gift items for Mother’s Day.

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One Response to Cheesecake to Celebrate Mother’s Day!

  1. Hi Holly,
    How does your recipe2recipe thing work? I can’t figure out exactly what it is. I didn’t want to post my ineptitude publicly!

    On another note, the picture of you asking that guy for directions is so funny. It looks like there should be Saturday night live sketch dialogue to go with it!

    Thanks. The photo is a favorite from an Israel trip.

    I’m looking for great recipes to share. Family favorites, from books, blogs, made up from scratch, altered, recipes worth passing around.
    You can email me or “contact” me using the form on top of r2r. 
    I’m sure you have some good ones!
    r2r will be a place to go for great recipes.
    Holly Botner

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