Christmas Baking Goods - Winter Peppermint Cheesecake

Christmas Baking Goods - Winter Peppermint Cheesecake

An amazing recipe that combines sweet decadence with the twist of peppermint. This one is definitely one of our favourites.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup cracker crumbs
  •  3/4 Cup sugar
  • 1 /3 melted butter
  • 1 1 /2 cups sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 500g cream cheese, softened
  • 1 /2 cup candy, coarsely crushed
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • Chocolate leaves, candy for decoration or sprinkles

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 170C degrees
  2. Mix together cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1/4 cup melted butter in bottom of ungreased 8" cake tin pan; press mixture evenly over bottom.
  3. Using a blender or a food processor, blend sour cream, remaining 1/2 cup sugar, eggs, flour and vanilla until the texture is smooth.
  4. Add cream cheese and continue blending; then add and blend 2 Tbsp of melted butter until completely smooth.
  5. Stir in crushed candy , then pour the mixture over the crust in the pan
  6. Bake in lower part of oven for 45 minutes.
  7. Remove, from the oven and allow to cool
  8. We recommend refrigerating for at least 4 hours (or even overnight)
  9.  Decorate as desired (for additional decoration consider using a cake stand)