This ultra-rich cheesecake has pineapple above and below. A crushed pineapple filling is spread over the crust and topped with the cheesecake batter while pineapple slices decorate the top.

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Ingredients

Pineapple Filling:

Cheesecake Filling:

Directions

  • Heat oven to 400°F.

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Crust:

  • Combine flour and sugar in a large bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly. Add yolks and vanilla; stir until dough holds together; chill for 30 minutes.

  • Pat one-third of dough evenly over the bottom of a 10-inch springform pan.

  • Bake at 400°F for 8 minutes or until crust is lightly browned; cool on wire rack. Pat remaining dough evenly onto side of pan; chill while preparing fillings.

Pineapple Filling:

  • Stir sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan. Place over medium-high heat. Slowly stir in pineapple. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes. Set aside.

Cheesecake Filling:

  • Reset oven to 475°F. Beat cream cheese, sugar, flour and vanilla in a large bowl with mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and yolks, one at a time, blending well after each addition. Stir in heavy cream.

  • Spoon Pineapple Filling evenly onto crust, then pour cheese mixture over it, being careful not to overfill (you may have a little extra batter).

  • Bake at 475°F for 12 minutes. Reduce temperature to 250°F; bake 1 hour and 15 minutes. Spread sour cream evenly on top. Bake 15 more minutes. Turn oven off and let cake remain in oven for 1 hour. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack. Release and remove side of pan.

  • Arrange pineapple slices on top of cake; refrigerate until serving.

Nutrition Facts

630 calories; 42 g total fat; 234 mg cholesterol; 246 mg sodium. 56 g carbohydrates; 11 g protein;

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