Crazy Carrot Dreamsicle Cheesecake

Tammy Brownlow

By
@DoughmesticGoddess

The crazy part of this dreamcicle cheesecake is that there is not one orange ingredient at all! No juice, zest, extract, coloring - nada!

The carrot puree and cream cheese mixture combine and viola... it tastes like a dreamcicle in cheesecake form.

Try this just once... if anything just to say you did (:

Then try it out on your friends and family - ask them what they think is in it...what fun that will be!


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Serves:

Makes one 8" cheesecake

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST: YOU CAN USE AN 8" READY GRAHAM CRUST IF YOU LIKE

1 1/2 c
graham cracker crumbs
1/4 c
sugar
6 Tbsp
melted butter

FOR CARROT PUREE:

4 medium
carrots, peeled
2 Tbsp
brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
2 tsp
butter, room temperature

FOR CHEESECAKE MIXTURE:

1
8 oz tub original flavor philadelphia cream cheese spread, room temperature
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1/4 c
sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine graham crackers and sugar in a bowl. Pour in melted butter and mix to combine. Press into spring form or pie baking dish (8"). Bake for 7 minutes. Remove and set aside.
2
Slice carrots to 1/4". Put in a dutch oven with water filled halfway in pot. Boil for 15 minutes or until carrots are tender.
3
Place carrots in food processor and add brown sugar, vanilla, and butter. Pulse on highest speed until mixture is thick and creamy, with no visible chunks of carrot.
4
In your mixer combine cream cheese and sugar. Mix until well combined. Add vanilla, continue to mix on medium speed until light and fluffy.
5
Add carrot puree to cream cheese mixture. Mix until well combined. Notice the pretty light orange color.... take a little taste... DID I TELL YOU!! I see you shaking your head yes and smiling (:
6
Pour carrot/cream cheese mixture into prepared crust. Place in refrigerator until ready to serve - at least until completely chilled and set. If using a spring form pan run knife around edge before removing form. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Pies, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids