Cherry-bottom Cheesecake (Pie)
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  • 1 egg white from a large egg, beaten well
  • 2 cups fresh (or frozen) cherries, pitted
  • 1 teaspoon lemon (or lime) zest
  • 2-3 tablespoons honey (I like this Trader Joe’s brand raw honey)
  • 4 tablespoons corn starch (or potato starch) mixed with
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 1-2 tablespoons Vodka (or other compatible liqueur such as Kirsch, Amaretto, Cream Sherry or 1/8 tablespoon almond extract, optional)
  • 4 grams powdered gelatin (Knox brand is my go-to, you could also use 8 grams agar-agar powder)
  • 1/4 cup whole milk (used organic Wild Oats brand), divided in two
  • 8 ounces cream cheese or goat cheese, at room temperature
  • 2-3 tablespoons evaporated cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup goat milk
  • 1/6 cup whole Greek yogurt (I like Fage brand or Trader Joe’s whole Greek yogurt)
  • 1-2 tablespoons Harvey’s Cream Sherry (or other compatible liqueur such as Kirsch, Amaretto, or Vodka)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (or almond extract)



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