This easy dressed-up cheesecake is topped with big chunks of crunchy gingersnap streusel. Serve it warm from the oven, and scoop it into dessert bowls.
1 cup coarsely crushed gingersnaps (we tested with Nabisco)
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon finely chopped crystallized ginger
1 (30-ounce) frozen New York style cheesecake (we tested with Sara Lee)
How to Make It
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 browned. Scoop warm cheesecake into serving bowls.
Ginger Streusel-Topped Pumpkin Pie: Prepare topping as directed for cheesecake. Sprinkle topping over a small deli-baked pumpkin pie. Bake again at 425° for 18 to 20 minutes to brown the streusel. Let stand 15 minutes. Slice to serve. Yield: 8 servings.
this is outstanding! i am not really a huge cheesecake or gingersnap fan, but the combination is delicious, especially warm from the oven!! i messed it up last year and it did not come out "streusally", more of a glaze that hardened and became crispy....so good!
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