Thursday, December 11, 2008

Peppermint Cheesecake

I would double the amount of chocolate wafer crumbs, or just use a store bought chocolate graham cracker crust. I also forgot to fold in the whipped cream, so I just whipped it up with some ground sweetened chocolate and spread it on top. They said it was fine, but I'm not sure how it could have been....

Peppermint Cheesecake

1 c. chocolate wafer crumbs
3 Tbsp. margarine, melted

1 envelope unflavored gelatin
¼ c. cold water
2 pkg. (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
½ c. sugar
½ c. milk
¼ c. crushed peppermint candy
1 c. whipping cream, whipped
2 (1.45 oz) milk chocolate candy bars, finely chopped

Combine crumbs and margarine; press onto bottom of 9” springform pan. Bake at 350˚, 10 minutes. Cool.
Soften gelatin in water; stir over low heat until dissolved. Combine cream cheese and sugar; mixing at medium speed on electric mixer until well blended. Gradually add gelatin, milk and peppermint candy, mixing until blended; chill until thickened but not set. Fold in whipped cream and chocolate; pour over crust. Chill until firm. Garnish with additional whipping cream, whipped, combined with crushed peppermint candy, if desired.

Yield: 10 to 12 servings

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