Gorgeous glazed fruit cheesecake (1967)

Gorgeous glazed fruit cheesecake

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This gorgeous glazed fruit cheesecake is topped with a medley of shiny sweet pineapple chunks, sliced strawberries and seedless grapes — all arranged in a pretty pattern. Get the vintage recipe from the ’60s here!

Gorgeous glazed fruit cheesecake

Gorgeous glazed fruit cheesecake

Yield: 24 servings
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 55 minutes


  • 1-1/2 cups sifted regular all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Grated lemon peel (1 lemon)
  • 40 ounces of cream cheese
  • 1-3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons regular all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • Grated lemon peel (1 lemon)
  • Grated orange peel (1/2 orange)
  • 8-1/4-ounce can sliced pineapple
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh strawberry slices
  • 1/2 cup halved seedless grapes
  • 1/4 cup apple jelly, melted


  1. Early the day before: With electric mixer at low speed, mix well 1-1/2 cups sifted regular all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 3/4 cup butter or margarine, 1 egg yolk and grated peel 1 lemon; refrigerate 1 hour.
  2. Press 1/3 of this dough to base of 10-inch spring-form pan.
  3. Bake at 400 (F) for 8 minutes; cool.
  4. Grease side of springform pan; fit over base; press rest of dough around side up to 1-inch below top.
  5. In a bowl, with electric mixer at low speed, beat 40 ounces of cream cheese, sugar, flour, salt, and 2 egg yolks until smooth; then beat in the 5 eggs, one at a time, till smooth.
  6. Stir in the heavy cream, grated peels of lemon and orange; pour into springform pan.
  7. Bake at 475 (F) for 15 minutes, then at 200 (F) for 1-1/4 hours.
  8. Let stand in oven 1/2 hour, then cool at room temperature, remove side of pan; refrigerate.
  9. Early next day: Cut each slice from a drained 8-1/4-ounce can sliced pineapple into 8 pieces; arrange on cake with 1-1/2 cups fresh strawberry slices, 1/2 cup halved seedless grapes, as pictured: glaze with 1/4 cup melted apple jelly.
  10. Chill.
  11. Serve in 24 wedges, cleaning knife often with damp cloth.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 719Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 128mgSodium: 235mgCarbohydrates: 123gFiber: 1gSugar: 111gProtein: 6g

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1960s recipe for Gorgeous glazed fruit cheesecake

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