Peppermint Cheesecake

Peppermint Cheesecake
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Delcious and utterly desireable, check out Chef Dana's peppermint cheese cakes for a truly sweet treat.

12
Servings
670
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the Crust

  • 2 cups crushed Oreo cookies
  • 1 stick butter

For the Cake

  • 8 pepper mints crushed
  • 3 lb cream cheese
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 large eggs

Directions

For the Crust

Combine 2 cups crushed Oreo and melted butter and mix thoroughly. Pour mixture in the bottom of a 10-inch spring-form pan and pat firmly and evenly in the bottom. I generally like to wrap my spring-form pans at the bottom with aluminum foil to ensure they will not leak.

 

For the Cake

In a food processor, blend the cream cheese, 2 cups of sugar, peppermint, and vanilla extract, until smooth. Add the eggs 1 at a time.

Pour the cheesecake batter into the spring-form pan. Place the pan in another larger pan. You want to create a water bath so that your cheesecake will bake slowly and evenly. Fill the larger pan with water and bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes until done.

One finished, allow the cheesecake to cool and put in the refrigerator.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
48g
69%
Sugar
15g
17%
Saturated Fat
23g
96%
Cholesterol
102mg
34%
Carbohydrate, by difference
50g
38%
Protein
11g
24%
Vitamin A, RAE
342µg
49%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
93mg
9%
Choline, total
31mg
7%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
55µg
14%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
9mg
3%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
117mg
17%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
675mg
45%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
69g
3%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Peppermint Shopping Tip

If you're looking for a smoother texture in your finished product, try using confectioners' sugar (also known as 10x sugar) instead of granulated sugar.

Peppermint Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.