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Holiday Cooking Show Recipe - WHITE CHOCOLATE CRANBERRY CHEESECAKE- Monday, December 22, 2008

Holiday Cooking Show Recipe - WHITE CHOCOLATE CRANBERRY CHEESECAKE- Monday, December 22, 2008

CREATED Dec 22, 2008

ANN COX EASTES / KROGER

2 c shortbread cookie crumbs

1/4 c sugar

1/4  c butter, melted

4 (8-oz) pkgs cream cheese

1 1/3 c sugar

4 eggs

4 oz white chocolate, chopped or grated

1 t vanilla

Combine crumbs, sugar and butter in a large bowl and mix to combine.  Press into bottom and half way up sides of 10-inch springform pan; bake at 325 F for 10 minutes.  Remove from oven and set aside.  Beat cream cheese in a large mixing bowl until soft and creamy.  Gradually add sugar, beating until fluffy.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Stir in white chocolate and vanilla.  Pour filling into crust; bake at 325 F for 50-55 minutes or until center is almost set and shakes gently in center.  Cool on a wire rack for 10-15 minutes.  Run sharp knife around inside of cheesecake.  Top with glaze and refrigerate overnight or at least 8 hours.  Remove from pan and serve.  Yield:  10-12 servings.

 

Cranberry Glaze

3 c fresh or frozen cranberries

1 1/3 c sugar

1 c water

2 T cornstarch

1/4 c orange juice

While cheesecake is cooking combine cranberries, sugar and water in a large saucepan and bring mixture to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes, stirring.  Make sure cranberries have burst during cooking.  Either mash with a fork or a potato masher.  Combine cornstarch and orange juice and mix with wire whisk until smooth.  Stir mixture into cranberries and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and stir continually until mixture thickens.  Cool to room temperature.  Spread glaze on top of cheesecake and chill in refrigerator.