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RECIPE # 4921 - GINGERBREAD CHEESECAKE, Wednesday, November 14, 2012

RECIPE # 4921 - GINGERBREAD CHEESECAKE, Wednesday, November 14, 2012

CREATED Nov 30, 2012

CHEF MARK SHELTON / PULEO'S GRILLE

 

3 lbs cream cheese, softened

2 cups sugar

12 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

3 cups crushed gingerbread cookies

1 cup brown sugar

1/4 lb butter

4 oz white baker's chocolate

1/2 cup + 1 tbsp eggnog

 

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 200 degrees.

Make Crust: Melt butter, mix in brown sugar and 1 1/2 cups

of crushed cookies.  Press mixture into a springform pan.

Set aside.

Make Batter: Using softened cream cheese mix thoroughly

with sugar.  Add eggs, 1/2 cup eggnog, and vanilla.

Mix all together.  Gently pour over crust, and bake for

5-6 hours at 200 degrees.  After removing from the oven

let this rest for at least 1-hour before removing from the

pan.

Topping:  Melt white chocolate, and slowly add remaining

eggnog, mixing constantly.  When smooth, evenly pour

over cake.  Top with remaining 1 1/2 cup of cookies.