Ginger Streusel-Topped Cheesecake

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

This easy dressed-up cheesecake is topped with big chunks of crunchy gingersnap streusel. Scoop it warm from the oven into dessert bowls.

Yield: Serves 8


  • 1 cup gingersnaps, coarsely crushed
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • Optional: 1 T. crystallized ginger. finely chopped
  • 1 (30-oz.) frozen New York-style cheesecake


  1. Combine first 5 ingredients, mixing well with a spoon. Sprinkle streusel over top of frozen cheesecake. Bake at 425° for 16 to 19 minutes, or until streusel is golden. Scoop warm cheesecake into serving bowls.
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