• Wren's Peaches-and-Cream Cheesecake

from Wren's Nest
Wren's Nest is the fictional bed-and-breakfast that provides a warm haven for my characters in Remember to Forget, the first of the Clayburn Novels. Proprietor Wren Johannsen just happens to serve a delicious cheesecake that is a Raney family favorite! Here, by popular demand, is the recipe.

3/4 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 large package vanilla cook-and-serve pudding mix (not instant)
3 Tblsp. salted butter
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
• Beat until smooth and thick, and pour in bottom of well-greased 10-inch quiche pan.

Fruit filling:
1 29-oz. can sliced peaches, drained
• Arrange fan-style on top of batter, leaving about 1/2 inch from the edge.

Cream Topping:
1 8-oz. package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
3 Tblsp. orange juice
• Beat for 2 minutes and spread over peaches, leaving 1/2 space all around edge.

Sprinkle topping with:
Mixture of 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon

• Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until crust around edge is golden.
• Cool and chill for several hours before serving. Keeps for several days and is great as a breakfast coffee cake.

VARIATIONS: Instead of peaches, spread one can of blueberry or cherry pie filling over crust.