Special thanks to Sean V. and his wife for this amazing dessert recipe!


Smoked Cherry Compote

  • 5 oz pitted cherries
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch

Cheesecake Crust

  • 1 c graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 c melted butter
  • 3 tbsp white sugar
  • Pinch of salt

Cheesecake Filling

  • 1 pkg cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 c white sugar
  • 2 tsp lemon juice


Smoked Cherry Compote for Cheesecake
Combine cherries, lemon juice and water and place in small aluminum pan. Smoke @240 with Grilla Competition blend for 40 minutes.

Remove from smoker and let cool

Once cool place in small pot and bring smoked cherry mixture to a simmer

Add cornstarch. Let cool for 10-15 minutes

Cheesecake Crust
In a medium bowl combine all ingredients

Place graham crumb mixture into bottom of spring form pan

Cheesecake Filling
Set Smoker to 300

Place all ingredients into medium bowl and combine with hand-held blender. Blend until fully smooth.

Place cheesecake mixture into 5 inch pan with graham crust

Smoke at 300 for approx 1 1/2 hours

Cheesecake should be slightly jiggly in the middle but not wet.

Remove from heat and let cool in refrigerator for 30 minutes

Once cool, add cherry compote



Referenced Products

Competition Blend Wood Pellets

Get a natural taste of cooking in the jungle with Grilla Grills competition-grade competition blend wood pellets. Competition blend is our most popular choice of pellet and is a mixture of oak, hickory, & cherry woods. Get a FREE bag of pellets when you pick up a grill at our showroom in Holland, Michigan!
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Smoked Cheesecake Smoked Cherry Compote Dessert
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