I grew up with several peach trees which were always loaded with peaches. I just love a peach, fresh from the tree and still warmed by the hot Oklahoma sunshine. Our horses loved peaches too and they would stretch their necks as far as they could reach to pick peaches direct from the tree which was just on the other side of the fence. You could guarntee that there would be no peaches on that side of the tree. They would chomp those peaches whole with peach juice dripping off their lips and then the seed would fall to the ground as they reached for another juicy sweet fruit.
Summer time in Okinawa is about has hot as Oklahoma, only with more humidity. However, there are no fresh peaches here. The only resource I have for peaches is the freezer section of the commissary. I'm sure those peaches are from South America too! I purchased some frozen peaches the other day when I was in the commissary. I had planned to make peach cobbler with them.
Then last night the thought occured to me that I should make peach cobbler with a cheesecake base. Now, that would be just over the top! Oh, and for another twist it has to be gluten free!
So, here it is!
3 tsp cream of tartar
3/4 cup sugar (or splenda)
peaches diced in about 1/2 dice. I used 1 bag frozen VIP peaches. If you're gonna use fresh I would say it's probably 3 good sized peaches.
1 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup brown sugar
Next, mix the cream cheese, 3 tsp cream of tartar, and 3/4 cup sugar until creamy and no lumps remain. Then add the 3 eggs and mix until combined. Pour batter over the partially baked crust.
Combine peaches, brown sugar and remaining 1 tsp cinnamon and then evenly place the peach mixture over the cream cheese mixture in spring form pan.
Sprinkle the remainng crust/butter mixture over the top of the peaches and bake at 350 F for 50 minutes. At the end of 50 minutes turn the oven off and leave it in there for an hour. This prevents cracking of the cheesecake. After the resting time in the oven is complete chill the entire cheesecake in the fridge for at least 6 hours.
Slice and enjoy!