Ree Drummond made a special dessert for her father

The Pioneer Woman

The Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond likes to cook for her family. A delicious treat that makes the Food Network star because her father is a chocolate cheesecake with cherries on it. She recently posted a photo of the desert on her Instagram page. Here are all the details about her famous cheesecake.

Ree Drummond made a special dessert for her father

The Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond
The Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond

In a recent episode of The Pioneer Woman, Ree stopped at her father’s house so she could bring him and his wife, Patsy, a special meal. She made creamy cacciatore soup with chicken, dried parmesan cookies and Italian salad with parmesan chips and green olive dressing. For dessert she made cheesecake with dark chocolate. This was a real treat for her father, who loves chocolate. This is what Ree Drummond posted on Instagram:

I made this very small (have you ever used a 6-inch spring form? So cute!) Chocolate cherry cheese cake for my dad and Patsy recently, and Todd and I delivered it, along with soup, salad, and cookies. The entire gang is captured on a brand new episode of The Pioneer Woman on @foodnetwork Saturday morning at 10 Eastern / 9 Central! I had to lead this post with a photo of the dessert, because chocolate is the only thing that really matters to my father. (The apple didn’t fall far into the tree …) See you on the teevee!

What Ree Drummond makes for Ladd on Father’s Day

The Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond
The Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond

In an interview for Us Weekly, Ree said she wants to make something fun for Ladd for every Father. She said she does not receive specific meal requests from her husband because she is already familiar with his preferences. “For Father’s Day, it’s always a home-cooked dinner. Ladd never asks for things, but he doesn’t have to because I know what he wants,” she told the publication.

What is on the menu for Ladd’s Father’s Day meal? You will not be surprised if you discover that it is about steak and starch. “Steak, an iceberg salad, a kind of really delicious cookie or hot bread … and then a kind of hot or hot chocolate cake,” Ree Drummond said in her Us Weekly interview. “Ladd is a lot of meat and potatoes and that’s where he lives,” she added.

Ree Drummond’s Dark Chocolate Cheesecake recipe

If you want to try this cake at home, Food Network has posted Ree’s recipe on their blog. Here are the ingredients you need to make The Pioneer Woman star’s dark chocolate cheesecake:


5 chocolate graham crackers
4 tablespoons salted butter, melted
2 ounces 70% dark chocolate
12 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 large egg
1 cup canned cherry pie filling
1 sprig fresh mint, for garnish

Written by Tommy Kilmer

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This is what The Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond can’t live without

Food Network fans say Ree Drummond’s recipes aren’t the same