Wanting to bake something that used cherries I decided to poll the office to see what they’d enjoy. After much discussion everyone decided on New York Cheesecake with Cherry Coulis.
Upon consulting my husband (who is also a good cook and baker) we decided to use America’s Test Kitchen’s recipe. We love their recipes and they do all of the experimenting to find the best recipe for you so it’s pretty foolproof.
In terms of mixing things together this recipe is pretty easy and I feel like the recipe is so straightforward and easy that I don’t need to say anything more about it.
Honestly, the biggest thing to keep in mind with this recipe (at least for the cheesecake) is that it is very time consuming. I knew it would be time consuming before I started but didn’t realize quite how long it would actually be until I was finally taking the cheesecake out of the oven a little after 11pm. It seems like a lot but trust me, it’s worth the wait!
The cherry coulis was fairly easy to make; however, the prep time took the longest since you had to pit and halve the cherries. Once you got past that step though it was super easy and I used our immersion blender to help purée the mixture while still hot. It tasted so good (even by itself!), though I think I’d add a little amaretto next time just to see if it helps enhance the flavor any.
I would absolutely use this recipe again and as soon as it was gone I immediately wished I had another. The combination of the cheesecake with the cherry coulis was so good and a great summer treat!
Recipe Used: America’s Test Kitchen 20th Anniversary TV Show Cookbook p. 532, 534 & Kitchen Konfidence