Cheesecake de Mitch – “An Extra Creamy Cheesecake for work”

A recipe by my friend Mitch, from the land of Cristiano Ronaldo! I am sure my sister will enjoy this recipe she is the opposite of me, I love strawberries, she loves Cherries, I adore pancakes, she prefers Waffles!

To all my friends, whoever wants to share a recipe either in Spanish, English or any other language please feel free, the only thing I ask for is to take pictures of your work!

Sometimes I get excited with small things. This time is my boy’s week to take a dessert to his job  -“I decided to get down to work”. I thought about Homemade Fudge Brownies, Bread Pudding “Mamallena” (which he baptized as Mamacita!) or maybe some Muffins. He would just say “Yes” to whatever I choose. At the end I came up with an Extra Creamy Cheesecake with Cherries Jam topping. I say Extra because I doubled the cheese cream portion. On the other hand, is cherry season in Portugal, this means food markets overloaded with anything related to cherries.
Some pictures and the recipe for you to enjoy it. I’ll be waiting for his colleague’s comments!


2 pkg. of Maria crackers
½ butter stick
½ tbsp of cinnamon
½ tbsp of nutmeg


3 pkg. of Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup of sugar
½ cup of milk
4 eggs
Dash of salt
Dash of vanilla bean
1 tsp of lemon juice


Cherry Jam
Fresh cherries

Combine the Maria crackers crumbs and butter, press into a pie plate with vegetable paper to form a crust on bottom and sides.  Bake for 10 min @ 150°C.

In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually add in lemon juice, sugar, milk, salt and vanilla.

Add eggs, one by one, mixing well after each addition. Pour filling into the crust. Let it rest for 15 min.

Bake @ 170°C for 1:30 hrs or until set.

Let it cool down, spread Cherries Jam over the top of the cheesecake and chill for some hours before serving.

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