CRUSHED PEPPERMINT CHEESECAKE

1
Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

This recipes immediately makes me think of Christmas! Candy canes and Santa Claus, peppermint stick ice cream--yum! A little bit time-intensive but really worth the effort. Try it!
Recipe & photo: tasteofhome.com
11-09-14

Rating:

☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

Comments:
Serves:
12
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 20
    peppermint or mint creme oreo cookies, finely crushed
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • 5 pkg
    (8 oz.ea.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 c
    (8 oz.) sour cream
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 3 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    peppermint extract
  • 4
    eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 c
    crushed candy canes or peppermint candies
  • ·
    additional crushed candy canes or coarsely chopped oreo cookies, optional

How to Make CRUSHED PEPPERMINT CHEESECAKE

Step-by-Step

  1. Place a greased 9-in. springform pan on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 18" square). Wrap foil securely around pan. In a small bowl, mix cookie crumbs and butter; press onto the bottom of the pan. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in sour cream, flour and extract. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until blended.
  3. Remove 1-1/2 cups of batter to a small bowl; stir in crushed candy canes. Pour plain batter over crust. Drop candy cane batter by tablespoonfuls over the plain batter. Cut through batter with a knife to swirl. Place springform pan in a larger baking pan; add 1 inch of hot water to larger pan.
  4. Bake cheesecake in a preheated 325º oven for 70-80 minutes or until center is just set and top appears dull. Remove springform pan from water bath. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Loosen the sides from pan with a knife; remove foil. Cool cheesecake 1 hour longer.
  5. Refrigerate overnight, covering when completely cooled.
  6. Remove rim from pan. Top with additional crushed candy canes or Oreos if desired.
  7. NOTE: The water bath is necessary to keep the cheesecake from cracking and also makes it extra creamy.

Printable Recipe Card

About CRUSHED PEPPERMINT CHEESECAKE

Course/Dish: Cakes Pies Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American



Show 4 Comments & Reviews

20 Side Dishes That’ll Go Great With Grilled Meat

20 Side Dishes That’ll Go Great With Grilled Meat


The grill is heating up, chicken is marinating in the fridge, and burger patties are formed. Now what to serve alongside all the grilled goodness? We’ve put together 20 side dish recipes that will go great with grilled meat.

17 Healthy Summer Dinner Recipes

17 Healthy Summer Dinner Recipes


These light and fresh dinner recipes are perfect for hot summer nights. Full of flavor and easy on your waistline, the entire family is going to love these healthy recipes. Salads, grilled chicken, salmon, and more make for delicious healthy meal options to make this summer.

15 Recipes for a Scaled Back Fourth of July Barbecue

15 Recipes for a Scaled Back Fourth of July Barbecue


Fourth of July may look a little different this year but it’s still our patriotic duty to enjoy delicious food. These scrumptious recipes are made with readily available ingredients and leftovers are just as good. Start with some Strawberry Salsa served with pita chips (tasty on top of chicken too). Grill Chipotle Lime Chicken and […]