This is my dad "Pete" and this is his awesome Cherry Cheesecake. He moved to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico about 3 years ago, and while visiting us in Texas this year he made us his famous cheesecake, YUMMY!
This is his recipe as he wrote it.
Grampa's Cherry Cheesecake
1 c. Graham cracker crumbs
1/2 c + 4 Tbsp. Sugar
3 Tbsp. melted butter
1 (8oz) Pkg cream cheese
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. sour cream
1 can pie filling
Crust: Mix crumbs, 2 Tbsp. sugar & butter
Bake 10 min @ 325
Whip cream cheese. Beat in 1/2 c. sugar, add eggs one at a time, mix in 1/2 tsp. vanilla.
Spread over crust. Bake 18 min @ 375 or until just set.
Mix sour cream + 2 Tbsp sugar and 1/2 tsp. vanilla.
Spread over filling and return to oven for 5 min.
Spread filling over top.
Chill at least 4 hrs.