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December, 2016 | Archived Recipes

Ginger’s Famous Cheesecake

Christmas Baking
ginger-recipe-pic-monkeyBefore retiring, Virginia “Ginger” Henry spent more than 30 years as the cook at Assumption Rectory where she provided meals for pastors, Father Tallon, continuing with Father Divine and Father Bill as well as visitors and staff. She also helped feed parishioners at various special events during that time.

This recipe comes from Ginger’s mother’s cookbook and can be made with or without the cherries. Ginger recalled baking it for Father Bill’s installation but it was so popular that, by the time he got downstairs, it was all gone.

It continues to be enjoyed at Henry family gatherings and holiday celebrations.

 

 

 


Washington Cheesecake

Crust

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons margarine, melted

Filling

  • 3– 8 oz. packages of cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 – 21 oz. can cherry pie filling

Crust

Combine crumbs, sugar and margarine. Press onto the bottom of a 9” spring form pan. Bake 10 minutes at 325 degrees.

Filling

Combine softened cream cheese, sugar, and flour with electric mixer until well blended. Blend in eggs, milk, and vanilla. Pour over crust. Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 250 degrees, continue baking 25-30 minutes, until set. Loosen cake from rim of pan. Cool. Remove rim. Chill. Top with pie filling before serving.


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