german cherry crumble cheesecake

Well I just had a very relaxing weekend offline. I spent hours cooking, having afternoon naps, we went to the movies as one big happy family (the muppets – we loved it!) , watched a few movies at home (girl with the dragon tattoo, the girl who played with fire and dinner for shmucks), did a spot of knitting and retro daddy emptied the house of boxes of clutter and stuff as we continue to get the house ready for sale. It was a great weekend.


One of the delicious things that came out of my kitchen over the weekend  was this delicious cheesecake. But I’ve added more sugar if you have a sweet tooth. Because this was not sweet enough for me. I need sweet desserts. But Grandma betty assures me the way I made it as per the recipe was the correct way. So either way choose your sweetness level and decide how much sugar to add. The recipe is from the Everday cooking book for the Thermomix

sliced ready to eat

crumble ingredients
300g plain flour
1tsp baking powder
dash of salt
150g sugar
100g butter softened
1 egg

filling ingredients
rind 1/2 lemon
3 eggs
100g sugar (or 200g if you’re a sweet tooth like me)
1tsp vanilla essence/extract
500g ricotta cheese
30g semolina ( I just used flour)
700g jar cherries (drained)

Preheat oven to 175 degrees. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together. If you have a food processor then tip in flour mixture into bowl of processor, add in butter, sugar, egg and puse a food times until it makes a crumble mixture. In the thermomix process for 5-10 seconds on speed 6. Press 1/2 the mixture into a lined springform round tin and save the other 1/2 of the mixture for the crumble on top.

cheesecake base

To make the filling, place lemon rind in your thermomix and process for 10 seconds on speed 8 or grate the rind yourself. Add in eggs, sugar, vanilla and beat for 2 minutes on speed 4. You can do the filling mixture in our kitchen aid or thermomix or food processor. Add cheese and semolina and mix for 30-40 seconds on speed 5-6. Layer cherries on top of the cheesecake base.


Pour cheese mixture evenly on top and adjust any cherries to distribute them evenly as they tend to move once the cheese mixture goes on top. Now sprinkle the top with the leftover crumble mixture and bake for about 45 minutes in the oven.

keira the model/poser in the kitchen

 Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin as long as possible.

out of the oven

Don’t worry that the top of the crumble may not be really brown. Mine wasn’t but was very well cooked.

cherry crumble cheesecake

And there you have it. Serve when it’s cool then store it in the fridge and you’ve got enough cheesecake to serve quite a crowd! And it looks fancy too which I love.

the inside....mmmmm


  1. Oh no. You must stop doing this. I’ve become overwhelmed with the need to eat this. Now. I’ve just written down the ingredients on the shopping list and will be off to pick them up when Ava wakes up. Have also decided that maybe I need a thermomix too seeing as all the recipes seem to have timings in seconds. Seconds are nice and quick… sigh.

  2. Oh my that looks sooooo good!!! And I’ve been craving cherry pie, cheesecake and basically anything sweet, but this combines my two biggest cravings! I’m thinking about getting on an airplane tonight!!! LOL YUM!!!!

  3. Love the crumble top idea, cheesecakes are my favourite. May have to add this one to my collection

  4. Corrie, this looks AMAZING! xx

  5. yum this look deilicious!

  6. This looks so yummy!

  7. im going to buy what i dont have and make this tomorrow, yummy

  8. Yum! I have a definite weakness for cheesecake. Thank you for giving me a new recipe to try.

  9. That sounds like a beautiful weekend Corrie. Ahh The Muppets movie would be so cute, I think we’d enjoy that one too :o)
    This recipe looks divine, thanks for sharing, love the pic of Keira too, such a big girl now!
    Exciting news re. selling the house too xo

  10. Looks gorgeous, we might have to try that very soon, might try it with plums as I have lots left in the freezer from the allotment – thank you for all your lovely ideas!

  11. Jean williams says:

    I made this for my birthday in June and am making it for my daughter in July I’m trying it with stevia instead of sugar so I hope it works ou it was delicious with sugar but were watching our waistlines

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