This gluten free cheesecake is to die for! There is creaminess in every bite and the berries make for the perfect topping. Oh yeah, and did we mention it's gluten free?
1 3/4 cups gluten-free graham cracker crumbs (from an 8 oz box) I used pamelas
1 Tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of kosher salt
3 Tablespoons melted butter
1/2 tablespoon of fresh vintage farms walnut oil
4 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
4 eggs (room temperature)
1 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 Tablespoon cornstarch this helps prevent cracking surprising
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter the bottom and sides of a 9-inch springform pan. Set aside. Add gluten-free graham crackers to a food processor and process until finely ground. Pour graham cracker crumbs into a medium sized bowl and whisk together with sugar, cinnamon and salt. Then pour melted butter and oil over the top and mix until the crust mixture resembles wet sand. Press the graham cracker mixture into the bottom of the springform pan. Bake at on the Traeger at 350°F for 10-12 minutes, until the crust is lightly browned and fragrant. Remove from the oven and cool for at least 10 minutes while preparing the filling. (Keep the traeger on!) To make the filling, combine softened cream cheese and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Beat on high for 1-2 minutes, until light and creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, scraping down the bowl in between each addition. Then, add the sour cream, lemon juice, cornstarch and vanilla and mix only until combined and smooth.
Pour the cheesecake filling over the crust and smooth with a spatula. Place cheesecake in the preheated Traeger and immediately lower the Traeger temperature to 300°F. Bake for 55 minutes to an hour, until the edges of the cheesecake are set (the center will still be a bit wobbly). Turn off the Traeger and let the cheesecake sit in there for another hour. Remove the cheesecake from the Traeger and carefully loosen the edges of the cheesecake from the sides of the pan with a knife, but leave the cheesecake in the pan. Let the cheesecake come to room temperature. Cover the cheesecake and refrigerator for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight. Remove the cheesecake from the springform pan and top with fresh berries or other favorite topping before serving.
Recipe by @rose_bbq