Christmas Cheese Cake

A very festive-looking cheesecake for the holidays (calories don’t count!).

Christmas Cheese Cake


  • 1 (3 ounce) package ladyfinger cookies
  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 pints sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon almond extract
  • 1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling


1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line the sides of one 10 inch springform pan with lady fingers then line the bottom with lady fingers (cutting lady fingers, if necessary).

2 Cream the cream cheese and sugar together. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in the extracts and fold in the sour cream. Pour batter into the prepared pan. Cover tops of lady fingers with foil.

3 Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 50 to 60 minutes, until almost set in the middle. Remove cake from oven and let stand for 1/2 hour, then remove sides of pan. Place in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours. Before serving top with canned pie filling.


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