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.


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


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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{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Suzanne April 23, 2013 at 4:53 pm

Actually, I’m pretty sure all if their stoneware is microwaveable…I have made bacon on my large bar pan in the microwave, as well as making a ‘roasted chicken’ in the deep dish roaster in the microwave. Both yummy!


Maria April 23, 2013 at 5:43 pm

You are right Suzanne, all of the stoneware is microwaveable, it is just a matter of if it fits in your microwave or not, and if you have microwave friendly recipes. :) I love using the Deep dish roaster in the microwave, but I haven’t tried using the bar pan in the microwave, that is a great idea. Thanks for sharing.


Michelle April 23, 2013 at 5:15 pm

Thanks for this post! I have a few PC items, but would love the chance to try micro-stoneware.


Maria April 23, 2013 at 5:34 pm

Your welcome Michelle, and Suzanne is right. All of the stoneware is microwavable it is just a matter of if it fits in your microwave or not. :) Microwave or oven, you will love their stoneware.


nancy April 25, 2013 at 10:19 am

Love, Love, Love Pampered Chef Products…. My all time fav.. and the most and longest lasting in my home!!!


Maria April 25, 2013 at 11:13 am

Amen Sister, I feel the same way! :)


Heather {Dietetic Sinners} April 25, 2013 at 10:20 am

Thanks for the giveaway, I love Pampered Chef! Those cheesecakes looks delicious too. I’m pinning that for laterz=D


Maria April 25, 2013 at 11:14 am

You are welcome, You will be glad you pinned the recipe. It’s so yummy!


robyn April 25, 2013 at 10:31 am

Love, love pampered chef!


Maria April 25, 2013 at 11:15 am

Me too, their products Rock!


Inquiring Mind April 25, 2013 at 11:08 am

If I already “Like” The Pampered Chef on Facebook am I already entered?


Maria April 25, 2013 at 11:13 am

No, you need to send us an e-mail that you would like to be entered in the giveaway. Send your e-mail to motherhuddle at gmail dot com. :)


Linda April 25, 2013 at 11:44 am

I’m a Pampered Chef Independant Consultant and I love our Stoneware. It’s the best. I made this Dessert for the first time a couple of nights ago. Awesome…but it’s best if eatten right after it comes out of the microwave. It’s not one that you want to wait until later in the evening to eat or the next day. I had it before and they waited until later in the evening. That’s my opinon. :)


Maria April 25, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Thanks for sharing that info. We ate ours up real quick, so that is good to know for the future.


Tina Dryden April 25, 2013 at 1:21 pm

May I share this link for your page and give a way on my facebook page?


Maria April 25, 2013 at 2:56 pm



Sheila Hartmann April 25, 2013 at 4:43 pm

Could the stoneware muffin pan be used instead of the Single Serving Pan? Just modify the amount of ingredients in each part?


Maria April 25, 2013 at 4:53 pm

As long as it fits in your microwave and you have something to run along the edges to loosen the cheesecakes before you invert them onto the cutting board, It would probalby still work. The cooking time would need to be adjusted as well.


Frances Allen April 29, 2013 at 11:01 am

Oh, would I love to win this!?!?!? You bet!!


Jackie May 9, 2013 at 2:48 pm

I seriously need to try these, but with strawberries (cherries… No bueno). I love everything I own from pampered chef!


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