Enjoy the rich, buttery crust of a German version of cheesecake, Käsekuchen. Our Käsekuchen is topped with strawberry preserves for an extra pretty finish.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 16 servings
1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1-1/4 cups flour
3 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. flour
1 tsp. vanilla
2 Tbsp. milk
1 jar (10 oz.) strawberry preserves
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Let's Make It
Preheat oven to 450°F. Beat butter and 1/3 cup sugar in small bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Blend in 1 egg. Add 1-1/4 cups flour; mix well. Spread dough onto bottom and 1-1/2 inches up side of 9-inch springform pan. Bake 5 min.
Beat cream cheese, 3/4 cup sugar, 2 Tbsp. flour and the vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add 3 eggs, 1 at a time, mixing just until blended after each addition. Blend in milk; pour into crust.
Bake 10 min. Reduce oven to 250°F; bake an additional 25 min. or until center is almost set. Run small knife or metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool completely before removing rim of pan. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Top with preserves just before serving.
Keep an eye on portion size when you enjoy this rich dessert!
How to Soften Cream Cheese
Place completely unwrapped packages of cream cheese in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 30 to 45 sec. or just until cream cheese is slightly softened.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g
Saturated Fat 12g
Trans Fat 0.5g
Total Carbohydrates 35g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Makes 16 servings.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.