Cheesecake ( pronto's phyllo wrapped white chocolate )

Yield: 12 Servings

Measure Ingredient
½ pounds White chocolate,melted
1½ pounds Cream cheese
1¼ cup Granulated sugar
1½ teaspoon Grated orange or lemon rind
3 \N Eggs
½ cup Cream plus 3 Tb
½ teaspoon Vanilla
12 \N Phyllo sheets
\N \N Melted butter

1. While chocolate melts in double boiler, use a mixer on low speed and blend cheese, sugar and orange or lemon rind until smooth. (Do not use low-fat cheese in this recipe) Beat in eggs one at a time, followed by cream and vanilla.

2. Add a little of the cheese mixture to the warmed chocolate, then stir this mixture into remaining cheese mixture.

3. Spoon mixture into a buttered 9-inch layer cake pan, lined with parchment paper. Set in a pan, and pour in hot water until it reaches halfway up the pan. Bake ina 350 F. oven, adding more water if needed, until set and lightly browned on top, about 1 hour.

4. Remove from oven, let cool, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

5. To serve, lightly brush each 8 - 12- inch square of phyllo pastry with melted butter. Gently remove each slice of cheesecake from pan.

Wrap a sheet of prepared phyllo pastry around each piece, folding until cake is covered with three layers. Trim excess pastry.

6. Brush each dessert with additional melted butter. Place on a baking sheet and bake in a 350 R. oven for 10 minutes, or until phyllo begins to brown.

Transfer to dessert plates and decorate with fruit purees.

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