For a delectable party favor, send a sliver of each cheesecake home with your guests.
Yield: one 10" cheesecake
- 2 1/4 cups gingersnap cookie crumbs
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
- 2/3 cup whipping cream
- 1 pound white chocolate, finely chopped
- 4 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 6 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Candied Cranberries (optional)
- Pistachio Crunch (optional)
- Combine gingersnap crumbs and melted butter; stir well. Press crumb mixture into bottom and 1" up sides of a 10" springform pan. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Let cool. Reduce oven temperature to 300°.
- Bring whipping cream to a simmer in a saucepan. Remove from heat and pour over chocolate in a large bowl. Stir mixture with a rubber spatula until smooth. Let cool.
- Beat cream cheese at high speed of an electric mixer until creamy. Add sugar; beat well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Fold in chocolate mixture. Stir in vanilla. Pour batter into prepared crust.
- Bake at 300° for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack. Cover and chill at least 8 hours. Remove sides of pan. If desired, decorate cheesecake with Candied Cranberries and Pistachio Crunch.
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