Peppermint Cheesecake

I'm hoping all of you had a great holiday with your family, we did!  We were able to stay up all day!!!!

I ran out of time before I could share our Christmas dinner dessert...Peppermint Cheesecake.

peppermint cheesecake

The Peppermint Cheesecake is a lighter version, but with full flavor.  I've always made these as squares, but  this year turned in to a pie.

We really enjoyed it!

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Peppermint Cheesecake Squares
The  Spirit of Christmas,  Book Ten 1996

Crust:
2/3  cups graham cracker crumbs
1 1/2 T sugar
1 T   butter
Vegetable spray

Cheesecake:
12 ounces Neufchatel cheese, softened
1 cup cottage cheese
1/2 cup sugar
2 T white creme de menthe
2 T  vanilla extract
3/4 cup egg subsitute
1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies

Preheat oven to 350°.  For the crust combine cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter  in a small bowl. Press crumb mixture evenly in to bottom of a 7 x 11 inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.  Bake 5 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

For the cheesecake process Neufchatel cheese, cottage cheese, sugar, creme de menthe and vanilla in a food processor until smooth.  Add egg substitute, process just until blended.  Pour batter over crust and bake 25 to 28 minutes or until mixture is almost set.

Cool about 45 minutes on wire rack, cover and chill for 6 hours.

To serve, sprinkle crushed candies over cheesecake . Cut in to two inch squares.

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Comments

  1. My family's favorite dessert is cheesecake, and they would love this! Actually I would make this anytime :) And we have a ton of peppermints left over this year. YUM, thank you for a great recipe!
    xo, Andrea

  2. Oh, yum! This looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    Wishing you a happy and blessed new year.
    Hugs,
    Patti

  3. Looks yummy Cathy, but I can't look at another dessert right now, but soon.....Hope your Christmas was a joyous one..Happy New Year..Judy

  4. do you deliver? :)

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