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Sunday, June 03, 2007

A Tribute

You know Taylor Hicks is a Birmingham boy~
This makes us proud! I wish I had found it before Memorial Day.
So here's a late tribute.

A tribute, along with a recipe for
Orange Cheesecake with a Raspberry Topping
Crust
1 cup gingersnaps
3 Tbs sugar
3 Tbs butter
Crush the cookies. Mix with sugar and melted butter. Press into the bottom of a springform pan that has been sprayed with a non-stick spray. Bake at 325 for 10 minutes.
Filling
3 pkg cream cheese
1 cup sugar
2 Tbs orange concentrate
1 Tbs orange zest
1/2 tsp vanilla
3 eggs
1 egg white
Combine softened cream cheese with all ingredients except the eggs. Blend until smooth. Mix in eggs one at a time, mixing just until blended. Pour onto crust, tapping to remove all air bubbles. Bake at 300 for 55-60 minutes. Allow to cool slowly, then refrigerate.
Topping
3/4 cup sugar
2 Tbs cornstarch
1/2 bag frozen raspberries
3 Tbs orange juice
In a small sauce pan, melt down raspberries with juice, add sugar and bring to a boil. Add cornstarch and simmer until sauce thickens. When thickened, add egg yolk by including slowly with small amounts of hot liquid to avoid scrambling the egg. Topping can be spooned over individual cheese cake slices or topped on the entire cake and refrigerated.

I guess we could say that was a cheesy tribute~
Y'all enjoy!
Sandi

14 comments:

Carla said...

A very nice song, and the recipe looks AMAZING! I will definitely try this one.

Sugar Bear said...

That sounds delicious! I'll have to give it a try.
Karla

Rhoda said...

Love Taylor & love cheesecake...yummy!

RHoda
Southern Hospitality

PAT said...

Yummy...The cheesecake looks delicious!

I am having problems with my sound. Hope to take care of that soon! I'm missing out on so much, without it!

Pat
Back Porch Musings

Cheryl said...

Oh just adding to my recent raspberry obsession. I could stick my finger right in that sauce.

Elle said...

I'll bet Taylor would enjoy eating this cheesy tribute. We are really indebted to our brave soldiers.

Mallow said...

In my book, there is nothing better than a gingersnap crust. That cheesecake looks amazing!

sandi said...

Carla & Sugar~ I hope you do give it a try!
Rhoda~ Taylor is our southern boy1
Pat~ I hope you were able to get your sound fixed... it is well worth it.
Cheryl~ sticky...but yummy =D
Elle~ It was a cheesey, but sincere tribute.
Mallow~ I'm on the same page!

wheresmymind said...

I really wish my wife dug cheesecake

Andi said...

Love your Alabama boy Taylor Hicks! I was a "Soul Patrol" fan the entire season he was on American Idol. Great song.

Your recipe sounds wonderful...will have to try!

Jolene George said...

Oh my gosh...that tribute made me cry! Probably because my boy is there. Thanks for posting that.
That cheesecake looks wonderful! Since I have a love for cooking and baking, I'm glad I found your blog.

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Sakes alive this recipe sounds good. I wish I had a wand I could wave and have a piece before me now...must get a new springform pan...

Kristen said...

Beautiful tribute and what a delicious looking cheesecake.

sandi said...

Jeff~ this way you can eat her share too!
Andi~ glad to hear someone else is a Taylor fan. He is such fun!
Jolene~ you are welcome at my kitchen table any time.
Shabby~ I've been wearing my springform pan out lately-can you tell?
Kristen~ I can only take credit for the cheesecake.

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