For my hubby's birthday, you don't see special cookies made just for him because he's not a "sugar cookie kinda guy." I personally think he's crazy. ;) One of his favorite desserts is cheesecake. I have made plenty of no-bake cheesecakes in my day that have rocked. Cheesecakes from scratch however, have always scared me. I had to buy a special sping pan just to make it! I decided I was going to face my fear with a little help and inspiration from The Pioneer Woman. When I read her recipe for Blackberry Cheesecake, I knew I wanted to do something like it.
PW's cheesecake called for Nilla Waffers but I used graham crackers for the crust with the pecans. Next time, I won't make such a thick crust.
I did follow her recipe for the filling and it was perfect.
For the topping, I put some strawberries, sugar and moscato wine (I LOVE muscato!) in a pot on the stove. I let it boil for a few minutes and then poured it on top of the cake. I think it was the best part! I might even sneak some wine into the filling for the next one. YUM!
Happy Birthday honey!