Serve up this recipe for Berry Cheesecake Amish Friendship Bread at your next potluck and get ready for rave reviews.
Serve up this recipe for Berry Cheesecake Amish Friendship Bread at your next potluck and get ready for rave reviews. For a bigger strawberry flavor punch, try making a homemade strawberry sauce using real strawberries.
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Kitchen Friend Paula Altenbach got creative with her flavors and add-ins: “This is amazing! I am so glad I added the blueberries and crumbs. If I have applesauce on hand I will use it. Plenty moist with the added applesauce and half of the usual oil. I wouldn’t hesitate to try other flavors of puddings in this recipe as the strawberries are the star flavor. Try another pie filling. Perhaps cherry or apple. But don’t forget the blueberries!”
Berry Cheesecake Amish Friendship Bread
- 1 cup Amish Friendship Bread Starter
- ½ cup oil
- 3 eggs
- ½ cup applesauce
- ½ cup milk
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 1½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups flour
- 2 boxes cheesecake instant pudding
- 1 can strawberry pie filling
- 1 cup blueberries
- Easy Crumble Topping optional
- Preheat oven 350° F.
- Spray cooking spray on two 8″ x 8″ pans.
- Combine all ingredients except for the pie filling and blueberries.
- Pour into greased pans.
- Gently drizzle half of strawberry filling on each pan.
- Swirl into the cheesecake batter. Drop in blueberries.
- Bake for one hour or until the bread loosens evenly from the sides and a toothpick inserted in the center of the bread comes out clean.
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I use pudding a lot in my boxed cake mix cakes. Use 1 small box. Using the larger boxes or 2 small boxes is too much and they cake is soggy/
Trudy Muse says
I’ve noticed in several recipes recently that the box size of the instant puddings is not given & l don’t know whether to use the large or small boxes. How can I guess which size to use?
Darien Gee says
Hi Trudy! Amish Friendship Bread recipes are very forgiving, and the original instructions said 1-2 boxes of instant pudding. So what is it .. 1? 2? Small? Large? 🙂 The good news is that it’s actually up to you! Pudding boosts moisture and flavor and some people don’t use it at all. We use 1 small box for our recipes. Hope this helps!
IF you USE the starter, how much is left and what do you do to maintain it?
Barbara Lemaster says
I am going to have to try this as the combination of cheesecake and friendship bread sound inviting. Now ideas are filling my head and I may have to try it a few other favorite flavors as well…I’ll be sure to let you know when I do !
Nancy Evans says
Gonna try this one too.. I hope I can find the cheesecake pudding.. I live in a very small town in Idaho and the groceries don’t carry all the flavors of instant pudding that I would like… Going on an instant pudding hunt!! Thanks
Looking at this recipe, I think the submitter meant to substitute the applesauce for the oil and maybe just omitted the eggs from the ingredient list by mistake. This look like a standard recipe with the addition of applesauce in the usual spot for eggs. I may try this today.
I tried making this recipe and it turned out horrible. I’m wondering if it turned out bad because the recipe does not call for eggs.
I tried this once and it didn’t work either. And it was A LOT of work! It was soggy and gummy in the middle and fell to an inch thick while it cooled. It didn’t matter how long I baked it, the center never set. I have never had that problem with any other recipe before. Also, living in Canada, there is no such thing as cheesecake pudding mix. So I used Jello instant cheesecake ( but didn’t use the graham crumb part). I decided that if I were to do this again, maybe I would add some eggs, as you said, but also I would make them like a Black-Bottom Cupcake – you make a Cream cheese – egg – sugar mixture and drop that in to the batter before baking. It sinks a bit, but it is so amazingly delicious!
Berry Cheesecake Amish Friendship Bread does call for 3 eggs. It is clearly written on this Pintrest recipe. Try again and see how it goes.
I forgot to add that this recipe can make 2 square 8×8 pans or 1 oblong 13×9 pan. It does call for 3 eggs but use only 1 box of cheesecake pudding mix if you prefer.
Remember if using glass bakeware to reduce oven temperature by 25 degrees and bake a little longer.