White chocolate ginger cheesecake

Yield: 12 Servings

Measure Ingredient
13 ounces Gingersnap cookies
2 tablespoons Sugar
1 teaspoon Ground ginger
6½ tablespoon Sweet butter; melted
1 pounds White chocolate; finely chopped
32 ounces Cream cheese; softened
¼ cup Sugar
4 larges Eggs; at room temperature
1 large Egg yolk; at room temperature
1 tablespoon Vanilla extract
1 teaspoon Ground ginger
⅔ cup Crystallized ginger; minced
\N \N White chocolate curls; for garnish



For the crust:

1. Butter a 9 inch springform pan with 2¾ inch high sides. Wrap outside of the pan with two layers of heavy duty tin foil.

2. Finely grind cookies, sugar and ginger in a food processor, add cooled melted butter and blend until moist.

3. Press onto the bottom of the prepared springform pan and chill while preparing the filling.

For the filling:

1. Postition the rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 300 degrees.

2. Stir white chocolate in top of double boiler set over hot water until chocolate melts. Cool to lukewarm, stirring occasionally.

3. Using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy, about three minutes.

4. Add eggs and yolk one at a time, beating just until combined after each addition.

5. Beat in vanilla and ground ginger. Gradually beat in melted white chocolate and stir in crystallized ginger.

6. Transfer filling to the prepared crust.

7. Place springform pan in a large roasting pan, pour enough hot water into the roasting pan to come halfway up the side of the springform pan.

8. Bake for about 1 ½ hours or until cheesecake puffs and edges crack slightly.

9. Transfer cake to a rack and run a small knife around the edge to loosen.

Cool completely, remove foil and chill overnight.

Notes: Use good quality white chocolate such as lindt or bakers I'm taking this to our Christmas Potluck luncheon - Dec 1997 It can be prepare up to 3 days ahead, keep covered and chilled Recipe by: Bon Appetit - February 1997 Posted to recipelu-digest Volume 01 Number 324 by RecipeLu <recipelu@...> on Nov 28, 1997

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