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Prep Time:
20 Minutes
Serves:
10
Grill time:
60 Minutes

Fire Roasted Cherry Cheesecake

Fire makes cheesecake even better

Posted on by Andrea Alden
Fire Roasted Cherry Cheesecake
Serves 10
Prep Time:
Grill time: 60 Minutes
Fire Roasted Cherry Cheesecake is another cheesecake to add to our growing collection of cheesecake recipes. Specifically it’s to celebrate National Cherry Cheesecake Day, who wouldn’t want to do that? This cheesecake is completely gluten free, and totally awesome! Try it yourself.
Press the crust into the springform pan
Press the crust into the springform pan
Roast the cherries
Roast the cherries
Pour the cheesecake into the crust
Pour the cheesecake into the crust

Fire Roasted Cherry Cheesecake

Serves: 10       Total Time: 80 Minutes

Ingredients

Crust

  • ½ cup of butter, cut into cubes
  • ½ cup of packed brown sugar
  • 1½ cups of gluten free all purpose flour mix
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt

Fire Roasted Cherry Topping

  • 1 lb. of fresh black or red cherries, or 1 bag of frozen if you can’t find them
  • 1 tbsp. melted coconut oil
  • sprinkle of sugar – just a pinch
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar or maple syrup
  • pinch of cinnamon

Cheesecake

  • 2x 8 oz. packages of cream cheese (250 g packages or 1 cup each)
  • 1 cup greek yogurt,
    *plain, vanilla or cherry are good choices here
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp. gluten free all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of solid dark chocolate, broken into small chunks
  • ¼ cup of cream

Directions

Step 1
Preheat your grill to 375°F preparing for indirect grilling.
Step 2
Line a sheet pan with foil and lay the cherries out on it, drizzle with coconut oil and sprinkle with sugar. Grill over indirect heat while the grill is preheating, and while you make the crust and cheesecake, between 15 and 25 minutes. Once they’re split, juicing and bubbly, remove from grill and transfer them to a saucepan. Set aside.
Step 3
Pull out the cream cheese and let it come up to room temperature while you make the crust
Step 4
Using a stand mixer, or by hand, cream together the butter and sugar for the crust. Add the flour and cocoa powder, using a pastry cutter or two butter knives to cut the sugar mixture in to the flour and cocoa powder until you have a crumbly mixture that will stay together when pressed.
Step 5
Spray a spring form pan with non-stick and then press the crumb base into the bottom and then up the sides of the pan. Bake over indirect heat for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the grill and set aside.
Step 6
Cut the cream cheese into squares. Blend them with the sugar, flour, and vanilla, using a hand or stand mixer. Add the eggs and the yogurt, beating on low until smooth.
Step 7
Warm the cream until steaming. Pour the cream over the chocolate chunks, stirring until melted. If the chocolate doesn’t all melt, use the microwave in short 15-second bursts until everything is melted.
Step 8
Pour the filling into your crust lined pan. Swirl in about half of the dark chocolate. Bake at 350°F for approximately 45 minutes. You can test the doneness of your cheesecake by carefully jiggling it. If the center‐inch still moves like jello you’re ready to pull it out.
Step 9
Cool in the pan for about 15 minutes, then remove the sides of the pan and cool another 15 minutes. You can serve still warm, or chill for at least an hour. Do not put it in the freezer.
Step 10
While waiting for the cheesecake to cool, add the water, sugar, and cinnamon to the cherries. Bring them to a simmer. Allow to cool, or keep warm.
Step 11
When you’re ready to serve, Top the whole cheesecake with the fire roasted cherry mixture, slice and drizzle with the remaining chocolate.
Swirl in some chocolate
Swirl in some chocolate
Simmer the cherries
Simmer the cherries
Top the whole cake
Top the whole cake
Slice it up
Slice it up
Take a slice
Take a slice
You got served
You got served

Fire Roasted Cherry Cheesecake is my very first cherry cheesecake. Seriously. I have never intentionally eaten REAL cherries. I mean I have had the fake stuff, dried stuff, candy, but nothing like this. It was good. What food have you never tried for some reason? Comment with your story!

Happy Grilling! 


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