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new york-style cheesecake mousse

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Shaleah Cagle
Poplar Bluff, MO

Give this time in the fridge and it gets even better. Once chilled, it can be covered with plastic wrap and refrigerated up to 3 days.

★★★★★ 2
serves 12
prep time 2 Hr 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients For new york-style cheesecake mousse

  • 1- 8 oz
    package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 c
    confectioners sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp
    grated lemon peel
  • 3/4 c
    heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 1/2 c
    graham cracker crumbs
  • 4 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • sliced fresh strawberries, optional

How To Make new york-style cheesecake mousse

  • 1
    In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, confectioners sugar, vanilla and lemon peel until fluffy. Fold in the whipped cream. Divide among 12 dessert dishes. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, combine cracker crumbs and sugar in a small bowl; add butter and mix well. Press to a 1/4-in thickness on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-12 minutes until light golden brown. Cool completely.
  • 3
    Just before serving, crumble graham cracker mixture; sprinkle over mousse. If desired, top with fresh strawberries.

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