Monday, December 1, 2008

Happy Birthday Cheesecake

gluten free graham cracker crust cheesecakeI'm 24, you guys. A whole entire box of birthday candles.

Sorry for the crappy picture. The cheesecake got a little mangled coming out of the pan.

What a better birthday dinner than GF pizza and cheesecake? (and wine...)

We ordered pizza and bought some frozen cheesecake for my GLUTEN-EATING guests, but I got many compliments on the GF fare.

The pizza got rave reviews. My mom used my grandma's sauce recipe. Yum.

Everyone liked the GF cheesecake, and hardly touched the other ones. In fact, Missy said she doesn't normally like crusts, but loved this one.

Why is that?

Because I made a graham cracker crust. Oh man. It was good.

I made an extra large batch of graham crackers last time, and I had some to make this crust.

Take about 1 1/2 cups of them crushed, added 1 T sugar and 1/4 cup melted butter. Mix that up and press it with your hands into the bottom of a pie pan. Place it in the fridge while you mix up the filling, then bake away.

I had a can of cherry pie filling to spoon on top, but to be honest, I think I liked it better plain.
It's just that good.


Jenny said...

Happy Birthday!!

Jen said...

yeah excellent crust!!

can i get that grandma's sauce recipe? best pizza ever!

best cheesecake ever!

but i don't like cherry but definitely yummy crust and cheesecake sans topping.

dana aka Gluten Free In Cleveland said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Your cheesecake looks yummy - I've got to try those graham crackers sooner or later...

Maureen "Hold The Gluten" said...

Happy Birthday to you :) LOVE your gluten free graham cracker recipe -- can't wait to try it!! Cheesecake is my weakness :)

Minimalist Hobo said...

that graham crackery crust was pretty rockin'...