Winter Wonderland White Cheesecake Recipe
When I see the results from this White Cheesecake recipe, it makes me think of the song below. Although I don't "love" snow, I know it is inevitable every year since we live in New York state. Some would say 'why don't you move?' I say because my family is more important than the snow and cold we get each year and they are mostly here.
Graham Cracker Crust ¾ cup graham cracker crumbs 1 ½ tbsp sugar ¼ cup unsalted butter melted Cheesecake Filling Ingredients 2 - 8 oz cream cheese softened ½ cup sugar ½ cup sour cream ¾ tsp pure vanilla extract ⅛ tsp kosher salt 2 large eggs Sugared Cranberries Ingredients 2 cup fresh Cranberries 1 cup sugar 1 cup water ¾ cup sugar to roll cranberries in Fresh Whipped Cream Ingredients 1 cup heavy whipping cream ½ cup powdered sugar 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 1 large piping bag with a star tip
Graham Cracker Crust Instructions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners. Using a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and mix until combined. Using a tablespoon, scoop the crust into the cupcake liners. Using a flat bottomed round cup, press the cup into the crust to make a firm crust. Set aside. Cheesecake Filling Instructions: Using a hand mixer, beat together the sugar and cream cheese until combined and smooth. Beat in the sour cream, vanilla, and salt until combined. Beat in 1 egg at a time until combined. Scoop 2 ½ tbsp of the cheesecake mixture into the crust. Bake in the oven for 17-22 minutes or until the edges are firm and a really light golden brown starts to form. Allow the cheesecakes to cool for a few hours in the fridge. Cranberry Instructions: Using a small pot, combine the 1 C sugar and 1 C water and bring to a slow simmer, whisking until the sugar has completely dissolved. Carefully pour the cranberries into the sugared water mixture and completely coat the cranberries. Using a slotted spoon, remove the cranberries from the water and place them onto a cookie sheet. Allow sitting for 15 minutes. Pour the ¾ C of sugar into a bowl. Spoon a few of the cranberries at a time into the sugar. Toss the cranberries into the sugar completely coating them. Remove from the sugar and place into a bowl. Fresh Whipped Cream Instructions: Using a medium bowl, beat together all ingredients until stiff peaks form. Scoop into the piping bag. Pipe dollops on top of the cheesecakes. Carefully place a few of the sugared cranberries on top.
Serving: 1 cheesecake Sodium: 101 mg Sugar: 24 g Fiber: 1 g Cholesterol: 54 mg Calories: 239 kcal Polyunsaturated Fat: 4 g Saturated Fat: 8 g Fat: 14 g Protein: 2 g Carbohydrates: 28 g