peach chesse cake

posted on: Saturday, July 26, 2008

This cheese cake is a direct result from the nectarine tart that I fell in love with over at Smitten Kitchen. I also have to thank Dona Ana and her son Miguel from the Santa Cruz flee market for having the best fruit and vegetable stand in the , ok fine, my world. Today they were selling their juicy peaches for .50cents a pound. As soon as I got home I busted out my tub of cream cheese and got right to work.


(This recipe is my variation of the Smitten Kitchen tart recipe)


  • 3 cups gingersnap cookies
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted melted butter
  • 12 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 medium peaches, halved, pitted, cut into thin slices
  • 1/4 cup golden plum jam, warmed
For crust:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Finely grind gingersnaps in processor.
  3. Move to a large bowl and add butter
  4. Mix with a wooden spoon until crumbs are evenly moistened.
  5. Press mixture over bottom and up sides of 9-inch-diamenter pie pan.
  6. Bake crust for 10 minutes
For filling:
  1. Mix all 6 ingredients in medium bowl until smooth.
  2. Spread filling in prepared crust.
  3. Cover loosely and top with peaches
For topping:

  1. Overlap peach slices atop filling in concentric circles.
  2. Brush with warm jam.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.


  1. Hummmmmm... nossa, me deu água na boca! Ainda bem que você coloca as receitas. Assim, posso matar a vontade fazendo aqui em casa. Obrigada! :o)
    Você deve ser uma cozinheira de mão cheia mesmo! Qualquer dia desses aparece aqui em Utah, ou eu apareço aí em CA para trocarmos 'figurinhas'.

  2. Love this. Yum yum. I had the same idea, actually, so you stole it. Stoler. Israel made a gingersnap crust for a cheesecake and it was lovely.

  3. Oooh- yum. I hope the farm we're going to tomorrow to pick some veggies has peaches too.

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