KSEE24 Sunrise is celebrating National Cheesecake Day with The Cheesecake Factory.

They shared a recipe for Very Cherry Cheesecake Sundaes. A fun recipe you can make at home and take to any summer picnic or barbeque in a mason jar.

The Cheesecake Factory is offering any slice, half price Today (July 30th). And is introducing two new cheese cakes: Very Cherry Ghirardelli® Chocolate Cheesecake and Cinnabon® Cinnamon Swirl Cheesecake.

Here is the recipe for the Very Cherry Cheesecake Sundaes:

Cherry Sauce Ingredients 
Cherries1 lb 
Sugar1/2 C  
Cold Water3 oz  
Orange Juice3 oz  
Orange Zest1/2 t  
Cherry Sauce Procedure 
Remove stems and pits from fresh Cherries. 
Combine Sugar and Cornstarch in a bowl.  
Add Water and Orange Juice to sauté pan. Whisk in Sugar/Cornstarch blend.  
Stir over medium heat until thick.   
Add pitted Cherries and Orange Zest. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 min.  
Remove from heat.  Allow to cool.  Refrigerate before using.  
Very Cherry Cheesecake Sundaes Recipe 
Cherry Sauce (see recipe above)  
Deeply Chilled Slices of The Cheesecake Factory’s Original and/or Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake 
Whipped Cream 
Chocolate Chips 
Use an ice cream scoop to form a round scoop of Deeply Chilled Cheesecake and place it in the bottom of a Mason Jar. 
Top the Cheesecake scoop with a large spoonful of Cherry Sauce, followed by a dollop of Whipped Cream. 
Top the Whipped Cream with another scoop of Deeply Chilled Cheesecake, followed by another large spoonful of Cherry Sauce and another dollop of whipped cream. 
Garnish with chocolate chips and enjoy!  
Note: For picnics, place the lid on the Mason Jar and keep in a cooler until ready to serve.