Cheesecake with Peaches and Chocolate

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Everybody needs at least one cheesecake recipe in their "repertoire". Cheesecake is a favourite with many "tea-time", or "coffee clutch". The caloric pit-falls of this decadent dessert can be freely discussed with more-or-less guilt... if at all. This recipe had been in my mother's collection for many years before all was passed on to me.

Top Review by maryL in Canada

This cheesecake is excellent. I had plenty of peaches and wanted to make something different and decadent. Wow is all I can say.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Press into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan and set aside.
  5. In a bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar and cornstarch.
  6. Mix until smooth.
  7. Add eggs one at a time and egg yolk beating after each addition.
  8. Beat in vanilla extract and lemon juice.
  9. Stir in heavy cream.
  10. Fold in chopped peaches.
  11. Pour mixture into the springform pan, over graham cracker crust.
  12. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes.
  13. Lower oven temperature to 225 degrees F.
  14. Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until the centre no longer looks wet or shiny.
  15. Remove the cake from the oven and run a knife around the inside edge of the pan.
  16. Turn the oven off; return the cake to the oven for an additional 1 hour.
  17. Chill, in the refrigerator uncovered, overnight.
  18. Toss together the peaches, lemon juice and sugar.
  19. Arrange on top of the cheesecake.
  20. Chill well until ready to serve.
  21. Just before serving, sprinkle with the chocolate shavings.

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