Cherry Cheesecake Pizza Pie

Total Time:
2 hr 38 min
Prep:
1 hr 15 min
Inactive:
3 min
Cook:
1 hr 20 min

Yield:
8 to 10 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Pie Dough:
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks cold unsalted butter, diced, plus more for the pan
  • 4 tablespoons ice water, plus more if needed
  • Cheesecake Filling:
  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 large lemon, zested and juiced
  • Cherry Compote:
  • 2 pounds pitted fresh or thawed frozen cherries, with juices
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean, split
  • 1/2 medium lemon, zested and juiced
  • Whipped Cream:
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • For the pie dough: Into the bowl of a food processor, add the all-purpose flour, almond flour, granulated sugar, cinnamon and salt. Pulse to combine. Add the butter and pulse until the dough becomes crumbly. Add the ice water 1 tablespoon at a time and pulse after each addition until the dough holds together but isn't wet. (Add additional tablespoons of water as needed.) Turn the dough out onto a floured work surface and form into a disk. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  • Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour a 12-by-1-inch pizza or tart pan with a removable bottom.

  • Remove the dough from the refrigerator. Flour a rolling pin and work surface. Roll the pie dough, starting from the center and working outward, into a 14-inch circle, about 1/4 inch thick. Lay the dough in the prepared pan and press it into the bottom and sides. Fold the excess dough inward and crimp. Dock the dough with a fork.

  • Put a piece of parchment paper on top of the dough and weigh it down with pie weights, a butter knife or dried beans. Blind-bake on the center rack of the oven until the crust is pale golden and just firm, about 20 minutes. Set aside to cool.

  • For the cheesecake filling: In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the cream cheese, granulated sugar, eggs and lemon zest and juice. Pour into the cooled pie crust and spread evenly with an offset spatula.

  • Bake until the cheesecake is set and the middle barely jiggles, 50 to 60 minutes. Set aside to cool.

  • For the cherry compote: Combine the cherries with their juices, granulated sugar, vanilla bean and lemon zest and juice in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook until the compote is thickened and syrupy, about 20 minutes. Let cool to room temperature, about 20 minutes.

  • Pour the compote over the cooled cheesecake filling, and spread evenly over the top.

  • For the whipped cream: In a large mixing bowl using a hand mixer or whisk, or in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whip the heavy cream, confectioners' sugar and lemon zest until medium to firm peaks form.

  • In a medium skillet over medium heat, toast the almonds, stirring frequently, until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.

  • To serve the cheesecake pizza pie, top each slice with whipped cream and toasted almonds. Enjoy!

  • Special Equipment: a 12-by-1-inch pizza or tart pan with a removable bottom


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