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Only 15 minutes to prep this gorgeous cheesecake!
Growing up I always thought of cheesecakes as the most fancy, decadent desserts and I assumed they were difficult to make. It was only when I got older and actually baked one that I learned that cheesecake isn’t so intimidating. Of course, there are many cheesecake recipes out there that take a lot of effort to make, and require lots of ingredients. But even the complicated ones didn’t always pass the taste test with my family. However, I want to share a recipe that I’ve made several times and my family loves (I think it’s a recipe from Kraft so I can’t take the credit for this one!). I file it in my “desserts: easy and quick” recipe book. I was so impressed by it because it not only tastes amazing, but it looks great! Very presentable! You can even make the graham cracker crust yourself because it’s super easy…or you can buy one already made, which is even easier! This is a great easy dessert for Valentine’s Day or a special anniversary. In fact, I chose to share this one today because it’s my parents’ 32nd wedding anniversary…Congratulations Mom and Dad!!
WHITE CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE
2 packages Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 squares (3 oz) White Baking chocolate, melted
1 (9 inch) pie crust, either graham crumbs or oreo crumbs
3 Tablespoons of your favorite jam (red looks nice!)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs and blend well. Stir in white chocolate and pour into crust.
Microwave jam in small bowl on HIGH for 15 seconds or until melted. Drop small teaspoonfuls of jam onto cheesecake then take a knife and cut through batter to create a marble effect.
Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool, then refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight.
P.S. I always make my own graham cracker crust because it’s faster than driving to the store to buy one. Here’s what I do:
Graham Cracker Crust
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup sugar
Mix all ingredients together in the pie dish. Pat down the crumbs to form a crust. That’s it! Simple as pie!