Peach Cobbler Cheesecake

Peach Cobbler Cheesecake

INGREDIENTS :

Peach Filling and Topping:
8 large peaches pitted, peeled and sliced 1/3-½ inch thick
½ cup Brown sugar
½ cup sugar
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
2 Tablespoons corn starch
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
Graham Cracker Crust:
3 cups graham cracker crumbs
¾ cup unsalted butter-melted
Cheesecake Layer:
3 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese-softened
¾ cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/3 cup sour cream
4 large eggs-slightly beaten
2 Tablespoons corn starch
Cobbler Topping:
1 cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup brown sugar
¼ cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup unsalted butter-cold and cut into small pieces
¼ cup boiling water

INSTRUCTIONS :

Peach Filling and Topping:
In a large pot place sliced peaches and lemon juice. Add mixture of sugar, brown sugar, corn starch, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir with a wooden spoon and cook over medium high heat 8-10 minutes or until the peaches become soft. Set aside to cool.
Graham Cracker Crust:
Line the bottom of 9 X 3 inches springform pan with parchment paper and spray lightly with non-stick spray. Then, wrap the springform pan with 2 large sheets of heavy- duty aluminum foil to make sure no water leaks in the pan during the baking in water bath. Set aside.
Preheat the oven to 425 F.
To make the crust, using a fork whisk together graham cracker crumbs and melted butter until all evenly moistened. Then press the mixture in the bottom of springform pan and place in the fridge or freezer while making the filling.
Cheesecake Filling:
Beat together softened cream cheese with sugar and vanilla, until smooth and creamy. Next, mix in sour cream and corn starch. Then add slightly beaten eggs and mix on low just to combine, do not overmix the batter.
Pour half of the mixture (about 2 ½ cups) over the crust and smooth the top. Place springform pan in large roasting pan, then pour hot water into the roasting pan, until it reaches halfway up the springform pan and bake 13-15 minutes, until the top is set.
Turn down the oven temperature to 350 F.
Remove the pan from the oven and arrange thin layer of peaches over cheesecake layer. Save leftovers of the peaches and sauce for serving….