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Holidays always call for dessert, amiright?! This weekend we had a Fourth of July vacation which involved kayaking, floating the river, a parade, family, and eating cheesecake in a swimsuit. 

I love cheesecake! It’s one of my favorite desserts. I can eat it plain, with chocolate, covered in fruit, by the slice, by the whole cake, new york-style, or no bake. 

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Ingredients:

2 1/4 c freshly crushed graham crackers

1/4 c sugar

2 tbs butter

2 tbs water

1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened

1/2 c sugar

1 tub cool whip

15 fresh dark red cherries, pitted

2 tbs corn starch

1/4 c sugar

2 tsp lemon juice

About 1/4 c water

Combine graham crackers, sugar, butter, and water in a bowl. Press into pie plate and place in refrigerator, while making the filling. 

Cream sugar into cream cheese, add in cool whip. Fill graham cracker pie crust.

Slice pitted cherries in half. Place in saucepan, along with cornstarch and sugar, and let sit for 10 minutes for the juices to extract and combine with sugar and starch. Simmer cherries on medium heat, add lemon juice and water. Simmer for 10 minutes until the cherry juice is thickened. Serve topping on cheesecake!

Hope you enjoy this easy dessert as much as my family and I did!

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With love, from Texas!