Tuesday, December 30, 2008

TWD- Tall and Creamy Cheesecake

This week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe, Tall and Creamy Cheesecake was chosen by Anne Strawberry. You can find the recipe over at her blog. I almost didn't get any pictures of this one and had to settle for a half eaten piece, of which the top layer of cheesecake had been eaten and more sauce was added on top. I almost had to beat people and banish them from the kitchen, when I was making this so it could cool and rest in the fridge overnight. Cheesecake is popular around here. I decided to flavor the batter with key lime juice (which I had in the freezer from my last key lime cheesecake experience), lime zest and I made a fresh strawberry sauce. It was our Christmas dinner dessert and everyone loved it. I also made it with all sour cream and did away with the water bath. Yummy! Go check out the Tuesdays with Dorie blogroll to see all the other delectable cheesecake variations!

Strawberry Sauce from Southern Living
1 1/4 cups fresh strawberries
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons grated lime rind
Process all ingredients in a food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides.
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33 comments:

Engineer Baker said...

Strawberry and key lime sounds amazing - so light and fresh! Makes me think of summer, even though it's snowing outside :)

Marie said...

Mary Ann, your cheesecake looks delicious! Strawberry and Key Lime, what a wonderful combination!

Steph said...

Your cheesecake looks really really creamy. I know what you mean about getting a decent picture. Out of all the pictures I took, only 2 were clear because I was rushing. Having everyone wait around for me to take my pictures was a little weird because they all wanted to dig in. I had a few, 'why are you taking pictures, that's so weird' I guess that's the best part about cheesecake, everyone loves it!

Prudy said...

I didn't een get a piece of mine cut, so between the two of us, we'd have a perfect pic. The sauce sounds heavenly!

n.o.e said...

Well, that bite looks so good, I'd grab it! Love your key lime idea; I have some key lime juice languishing in my fridge, too. Next time I'm skipping that pesky water bath. Or the springform pan. I've seen some great successes both ways.
Nancy

chocolatechic said...

Oh, that combo sounds fabulous.

Great job.

Anne said...

That looks delicious Mary Ann! It's sure hard to get a picture of a cake like this (compared with cookies or something) but that looks delicious. I love the strawberry sauce and the key lime sounds amazing. Happy new year!

Christine said...

Oh your combinations sound delicious and your cheesecake looks delicious!

Jennifer said...

HOLY COW! Your cheesecake looks amazing!!!!!

Leslie said...

Funny how fast this one disappears, isn't it? Yours looks amazing! I'm glad you managed to have a little taste of it. I'll have to try the key lime juice...it sounds delish!

Cathy said...

Mare, your key lime and strawberry combo sounds AMAZING!! You'd have to beat me away from it, that's for sure! I love how this version carries the "tropical" theme you started yesterday. I will definitely be trying this - maybe for my hubby's bday (he's a big key lime fan!)

Sarah said...

yummy! strawberry and lime sounds like a great combo and great to know a water bath isn't really necessary.

Danielle said...

LOL I am glad to see it was a hit in your house! It looks great half eaten and all.

Aggie said...

I want to take that bite right there!!! That sauce looks amazing!!

What's for Supper? said...

Your combo sounds delicious too. I love seeing what everyone did with theirs!

PheMom said...

I love your flavor combination. Yum! I'll take that bite!

Alexa said...

Your cheesecake sounds divine, Mary Ann. You have such a way of combining interesting flavors together to produce a mouthwatering treat. Warmest wishes for 2009!

The Blonde Duck said...

I love cheesecake! It's so good!

rainbowbrown said...

Oh yum. Very nice addition!

TeaLady said...

Cheesecake looks great. One bite will make you want more 'cause this recipe was great. And Strawberry. And lime. Fantastic!

Pamela said...

Sounds like it was quite popular at your house! It was good. I finally got a chance to taste it and it received rave reviews from everyone.

pinkstripes said...

lime and strawberry. Wow!

Happy New Year!

Rebecca said...

Ooh, yummy! Great flavors to pair against all of the heavy Christmasy things laying around.

Kimberly Johnson said...

Even half eaten your cheesecake looks fabulous! I love key lime cheesecake!

CB said...

Strawberry sauce... droooling
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Amy said...

Oh wow - this looks amazing! Great ideas!

-Amy
www.singforyoursupperblog.com

Melissa said...

I bet the key lime added such great flavor. Sounds wonderful!

kim said...

yum, key lime flavor sounds delicious!! great job on the cheesecake and happy new year :)

Jacque said...

Sounds like a margarita cheesecake in the making.

Looks delish!

The Food Librarian said...

Looks soooo delicious! I love strawberries with citrus. Perfect!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

no wonder it was instantly attacked--looks great!! happy new year!

AmyRuth said...

Way to snag a photo, kickin and screamin. Its no wonder as good as it looks. Great job and I love your flavor combo.
AmyRuth

AmyRuth said...

Way to snag a photo, kickin and screamin. Its no wonder as good as it looks. Great job and I love your flavor combo.
AmyRuth