Thursday, May 26, 2016

Recipes by Dom DeLuise: Blueberry Cheese Cake; Sugarless Apple Pie

Dom DeLuise's Blueberry Cheese Cake

1 baked 10-inch pie crust

Or prepare crust as follows:
1 small jar Macadamia nuts, crushed
1 cup flour
1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 pound sweet butter, softened

3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
1 cup granulated sugar
4 eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 (8 ounce) package sour cream
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (15 ounce) can blueberries

Crush nuts in blender or with rolling pin between sheets of wax paper. Combine all ingredients; mix well. Press into a 10-inch springform pan. Bake in preheated 400 degrees F. oven for 10 to 15 minutes.

Crumble cheese in large mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients. Beat at high speed with portable mixer until well blended and smooth, about 5 minutes. Pour over crust. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 40 minutes or until set. Cool 10 minutes.

Combine sour cream, sugar and vanilla extract. Spread over cheese cake and bake 5 minutes at 350 degrees F. Cool. Top with blueberries. Refrigerate.

Dom DeLuise's Sugarless Apple Pie

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon raisins
1 tablespoon nuts
1/2 cup Grape-Nuts
1 cup apple juice
3 medium apples, peeled, cored and sliced into crescents

Place sliced apples in an 8-inch pie dish. Add cinnamon, raisins and nuts. Cover top with Grape-Nuts. Moisten with apple juice and bake at 350 degrees F. for 1 1/2 hours.

Serve with low-fat ice cream or frozen yogurt. Serves 6.

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