SMOKED CHEESECAKE WITH SMOKED CHERRY COMPOTE
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
- 1 c graham cracker crumbs
- 1/4 c melted butter
- 3 tbsp white sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 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
In a medium bowl combine all ingredients
Place graham crumb mixture into bottom of spring form pan
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 11/2 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