Tuesday, February 06, 2007

White Chocolate Cheesecake

1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour

4 8-oz. packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 eggs
12 oz. white chocolate, melted and slightly cooled

Preheat oven to 325 F.
For crust: cream butter, sugar, and vanilla in a small bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour, mixing at low speed until blended. Press onto bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Prick with a fork and bake 25 minutes or until edges are light brown.

For filling: beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla at medium speed with an electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing at low speed after each addition, just until blended. Blend in melted chocolate, and pour over crust.

Bake 55 to 60 minutes or until center is almost set. Loosen edges of cake from pan and cool before removing the rim. Refrigerate 5 hours or overnight. Garnish with chocolate curls and powdered sugar.

Serves 12.


dive said...

Thanks, Robyn.
Although I'm going to have to do some messing with it to get a "serves 1" recipe (but it'll be fun trying).

Robyn said...

Hey Dive, pick up a few 4-inch spring form pans and give a bunch away. You're sure to get a wife if you pass out cheesecake.

Just an idea--not to make light of your dilemma.

Sassy Sundry said...

I'm starving.

Dear Prudence said...

That sounds great Robyn. I might heat a bit of raspberry puree and swirl it through (like making a marble cake) and throw a few fresh raspberries on top..but hey that is just me. Can't ever leave well enough alone.

lynn said...

Oooh one of my sons loves white choc! Thanks for this, i shall do this next time he's here.

Robyn said...

Sassy, me too.

Pru, white chocolate and raspberries are perfect together!

Lynn, this one is great because the crust is a nice cookie instead of a crumbly graham cracker thing.

RICH said...

WOW!! yummy. can I place a mail order Robyn... please???

Ms Mac said...

I'm not usually a fan of a baked cheesecake but this one reads deliciously!

Do you get the recipes on the back of Philadelphia cheese over there? One of my faves was the Toblerone Cheesecake. Mmmmmm!

Robyn said...

Rich, There used to be a crappy old building down town that a friend and I thought would make a great cheesecake shop. It burned, though, in a big block fire that took out three bars. Now it's been redone, and it's one of the taverns. No cheesecake there.

Ms. Mac: the packages for cream cheese have recipes on them, but I get mine from a book I got from a sister-in-law. Her husband used to work for Kraft, and all the employees got these nice spiral-bound cheesecake books with pictures.