Ultimate Pineapple Cheesecake

Course : Cheesecakes
Serves: 1 1/2 cups
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Ingredients:

1 cup graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup butter -- melted
24 ounces cream cheese -- softened
1 cup sugar
4 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
-----Pineapple Glaze-----
8 3/4 ounces crushed pinapple -- undrained
1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 large egg -- beaten
1 tablespoon butter
 

Preparation / Directions:

Combine crumbs, 2 T sugar, butter. Mix well, press in bottom of 9 inch springform pan. Beat cream cheese with mixer until fluffy. Gradually add 1 c. sugar, mixing well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well. Stir in vanilla and salt. Bake at 350 for 50 minutes. Let cool to room temperature on rack. Refrigerate several hours. Pineapple Glaze: Drain, reserve juice of pineapple. Add water to juice to make 1/2 cup. Mix sugar and cornstarch with juice. Cook over low heat until thick. Add egg, butter, cook 2 minutes. Cool and spread on cheesecake and refrigerate.


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