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White Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake

Cheesecake, with peppermint and white chocolate, makes the perfect holiday dessert.
Prep Time12 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time57 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesecake, Peppermint, white chocolate
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 2-8 oz packages of cream cheese room temperature
  • 3/4 c sugar
  • 3 eggs room temp
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 candy cane or peppermint crushed up
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate morsels
  • 1/3 cup crushed peppermints or candy canes

Crust

  • 1 prepared graham cracker crust -or-
  • 1.5 cups ground up graham cracker
  • 6 Tbs butter melted
  • 1/3 cup sugar

Toppings

  • Melted white chocolate
  • Fresh made whipping cream
  • Crushed peppermints

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325
  • Mix your crust ingredients together, press into 9x9 pan, and put in oven to bake for about 5-10 minutes (or use a premade crust)
  • Take single crushed candy cane or peppermints, and put in a cup, pour the 1/4 cup heavy cream over, and let sit. This will infuse the cream with peppermint flavor
  • While baking crust, cream together room temp cream cheese and sugar.
  • Add eggs to cream cheese and sugar one at a time, and beat together
  • Add in cream and peppermint mixture, beat until just barely mixed (over beating will cause cheesecake to crack)
  • Fold in peppermint pieces and white chocolate morsels
  • Pour over crust
  • Bake at 325 for 40 minutes
  • Turn oven off, crack door open slightly, and leave in oven for 1 hour
  • Refrigerate for one hour
  • Serve by drizzling melted white chocolate over top, and garnish with whipped cream and peppermint pieces