Peppermint Cheesecake

by Jaded on December 31, 2012

I needed a Christmas Eve dessert, I usually make a cheesecake. This year, I wanted something more festive! So the peppermint cheesecake was born!

Ingredients:

Crust:

  • 18 crushed oreos
  • 2 tbls melted butter

Cheesecake:

  • 3 8oz packages cream cheese (softened)
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 C heavy cream
  • 4oz white chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/4 pound Andes Candies peppermint chips (reserve some for garnish)

Topping:

  • 1/4 C heavy cream
  • 4oz semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 300.

Crush oreos in a blender or food processor or ziplock bag, mix in the melted butter until all the crumbs are moistened. Press into spring form pan, and the stash in the fridge till you are ready for it.

Beat the cream cheese until smooth, slowly add the sugar while beating.

Heat the heavy cream in the microwave until hot. DO NOT BOIL! Add the white chocolate chips and stir until mixture is smooth. Stir in the peppermint extract. Add the chocolate/cream/extract mixture to the cream cheese mixture. Beating until completely incorporated. Next add the eggs one at a time, beating until completely combined.

Fold in the Ande Candys peppermint chips.

Pour into spring form pan. Place a shallow pan of water on the lower rack of your oven. Place the cheesecake on the rack above the water. Bake 50 minutes. Turn off oven and let cheesecake sit in the oven until the oven is cool.

Refrigerate at least 4 hours.

Measure out the 1/4 C of heavy cream and heat in the microwave until hot. DO NOT BOIL! Add the 4 ounces of semi sweet chocolate chips, the hot cream will melt the chocolate. Mix until smooth. Pour over the cheesecake, return to refrigerator until the topping has set.

IMG_0489

I forgot to take a photo before we sliced it. But it was Ledgen…dary.

- Jaded

 

Post to Twitter Post to Yahoo Buzz Post to Digg Post to StumbleUpon

{ 0 comments }

Wowzers! Darci’s Sweet and Sour Chicken

December 22, 2012

So lately I have been in a cooking rutt. Lately? Yeah, lately, for the last 8 months. I have been cooking the same 4 or 5 chicken dishes every week, and I am so sick of them. Yesterday, I had chicken thawing, and was planning to make either “chicken something or other” or “I don’t […]

Read the full article →

A Journey to Meiya

December 6, 2012

A FABULOUS CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY! As you know I now live in the beautiful state of West Virginia, once we got ourselves settled it I scoped out the local church I joined the choir, started taking my kids to Sunday school, and I have met some great friends. One family, the Pastor’s family in fact, has […]

Read the full article →

The Perry Cake!

October 25, 2012

I just *Had* to make a Perry Cake for the boys Perry Party this year, and this is how I did it: I started by finding 2 good cupcake recipes, one vanilla and one chocolate. I did tests batches over the summer to make sure I liked them, and boy did I! The day before […]

Read the full article →

The plunge into cloth diapers

October 24, 2012

I never thought I would want to cloth diaper, after all, disposables were fine for my first 2. The thing deterring me the most was the start up cost, I could not afford a $20 diaper, let alone 20 of them! I’ve stumbled across some much more affordable diapers and I am putting in my […]

Read the full article →

It’s Perry! Perry the Platypus!

October 23, 2012

My boys wanted a Perry party this year for their birthdays; ok, I might have pushed them toward it, I love Perry and all things Phineas and Ferb. Once the theme was decided, the hubs and I brainstormed and came up with a bunch of party ideas. You can’t have a respectable secret agent without […]

Read the full article →

Ooo Baby Baby, Ooo Baby Baby

October 22, 2012

Yes it has been far too long since I updated. Our little pirogi is here! Though he kept his identity a surprise until the very end! 10 u/s and we still didn’t know until he was born, that he was indeed a boy! The last few weeks of my pregnancy were a little hairy, my […]

Read the full article →

To Boppy or not to Boppy

April 12, 2012

That is the question. I am leaning toward not to Boppy. I did have one with my first 2 babies, and honestly I could never get comfortable with it. The hubs has commandeered it since I stopped using it, he sleeps with it every night as a neck pillow – so I guess it still […]

Read the full article →

Trying to Find the Inspiration

April 10, 2012

I have started yet another Bucilla Stocking Kit. But I can’t find the inspiration to work on it. I am making “A Partridge in a Pear Tree”, and it will be beautiful if I can ever get past all the tedious embroidery. My mind is also elsewhere, I want to make a stocking for my […]

Read the full article →