Upside-Down Cherry Cheesecakes in the Microwave {Pampered Chef Giveaway)

by Maria on April 23, 2013

Uppside-down Cherry Cheesecake PC{This post is part of a series called, “Maria’s Dine-In Challenge.” For more details on the challenge click here.}

Hello friends!  I have two fun things for you today.  First a yummy new recipe using the new Single Serving Stoneware Pan from The Pampered Chef which I recently had a chance to try (awesome sauce ladies, and oh the possibilities!). Second a fabulous giveaway of The Pampered Chef Products valued at over $200.00, including said stoneware.

The Pampered Chef products have been a part of my kitchen for years, and their Stoneware has always been front and center (I use it at least one of my stones everyday).  With no preheating necessary it cooks and browns everything evenly every time and clean-up is a breeze.  If you have never used their stoneware, hop on over and take a gander at all the different types of stoneware they have to offer.

Something I love about the new Single Serving Pan: it’s microwaveable, which makes it the perfect tool to help you get dinner on the table in minutes. There are some great recipes on their website created specifically for using the Single Serving Pan in the microwave. I couldn’t resist the one for Upside-Down Cherry Cheesecakes and used the recipe as an excuse to give my new pan a test drive. Super impressed.

Cheesecake

I have to admit, when I first saw this recipe I thought, hmm, are these really going to come out of the pan without leaving half of themselves behind or crumbling to bits…….I was WOW-ed! The releasing tool that comes with the pan (which is basically a cool flexible plastic knife) is amazing. I love that little tool and my cheesecakes came right out, no problems.

{Did you know all Pampered Chef Stoneware is microwaveable? Cool beans, right?}

Upside-Down Cherry Cheesecakes in the Microwave

Ingredients:

5 tbsp melted butter, divided
3 whole graham crackers
5 tbsp powdered sugar, divided
6 oz cream cheese
1 1/4 vanilla extract, divided
1 lemon
1 small 9 oz white cake mix, or 1-2/3 cup white cake mix from a regular sized package
1/2 cup sour cream
1 egg
1 cup canned cherry pie filling, divided

Manual food processorDirections:

(I put all the items included in the giveaway in bold)

  • Brush sides of wells of Single Serving Pan with 1 tbsp of melted butter
  • Process graham crackers in Manual Food Processor until finely chopped. Add 2 tbsp of melted butter and 2 tbsp of powdered sugar, process until incorporated. Sprinkle about 2 tbsp of mixture into each well in pan and lightly press down with Mini-Tart Shaper. Set pan aside.
  • For filling microwave cream cheese in Small Batter Bowl, on hight for 10-20 seconds or until slightly softened. Add remaining 3 tbsp powdered sugar and 1/4 tsp vanilla extract and mix well.
  • For cake, zest lemon using Micro-Plane Zester to measure 1 tsp. Combine zest, cake mix, remaining 2 tbsp butter, remaining 1 tsp vanilla, egg and sour cream in Classic Batter Bowl. Whisk well. (Batter will be very thick)
  • Divide batter evenly between well of pan using Large Scoop. Scoop filling over batter using a level Medium Scoop. Press one cherry from pie filling into bottom of each cake.
  • Microwave on high for 4-6 minutes or until tops of cakes appear cooked (edges will still be moist.)
  • Carefully loosen sides of cake with releasing tool, carefully invert pan onto flat side of Large Grooved Cutting Board and let stand 2 minutes.
  • Microwave remaining pie filling in Small Micro-Cooker, covered, on high 1-2 minutes or until warm, stirring once.
  • Carefully lift pan to release cakes. Serve with pie filling.

I had a microwave malfunction and ended up cooking my cheesecakes in my neighbor’s microwave. Long story. I took half of the finished products over to them to say thanks. My kids were devastated that I gave away half of the loot and begged me to make more, and my neighbors said they loved them. That’s a hit in my book! Next up to try in my new pan is, Turkey Meatloaf “Cupcakes”.  My kids love meatloaf.

The Pampered Chef Giveaway

Are you thinking of all the possibilities with the Single Serving Pan?  Perfect, I am happy to report I get to offer the entire suite of products used for the recipe, including the Single Serving Pan!

single serving stone

That is over $200.00 worth of The Pampered Chef Products. Below is a picture of what you will get. You actually get two scoops, a large one and a medium one.

The Pampered Chef Give Away

We’ve made it super easy to enter, just “like” The Pampered Chef Facebook page using the rafflecopter below (they are always sharing great recipes!) to be entered in the giveaway. Good Luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Giveaway has ended. Congratulations to our winner, Jackie Sharp!

Open to US residents only, one entry per person please. Giveaway ends midnight EST May 1, 2013.  If you don’t have a facebook account you may send an email to motherhuddle at gmail dot com with the subject line reading “The Pampered Chef” for an alternate entry.

A big thank you to The Pampered chef for supplying the products for this recipe and giveaway!

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