Monday, December 16, 2013

White Chocolate & Gingerbread Cheesecake

I've been thinking about this recipe all of December and finally got a chance to make it - WOW!  I love love love it - the gingerbread base is to die for, the white chocolate is divine and the lime just gives it an extra little punch.  It's just so Christmas - you'll love it too!

250g gingerbread biscuits (can be bought or home-made) + 6-8 extra biscuits to decorate
100g melted butter
250g cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup caster sugar
3 eggs
180g white chocolate, melted
300g sour cream
zest & juice of 1 lime
1 teaspoon ground ginger

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

Crush biscuits in a food processor until ground finely.  Add melted butter and mix well.

Spread over the base of a lined 7 or 8-inch springform pan.  Press down firmly.

Using a food processor or electric mixer, beat cream cheese with caster sugar for about 30 seconds.

Add eggs, one at a time, then melted chocolate, sour cream, lime juice, zest & ginger.  Mix until smooth and well combined.

Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes.  Allow to cool until warm, then refrigerate until cold and set.

Top with biscuits and serve.

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