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Holiday Baking - Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake

Posted On: 16.12.19


CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT CHEESECAKE

INGREDIENTS

3 8-oz blocks cream cheese, softened
1 c. sugar
2 large eggs
1/4 c. sour cream
1 1/2 tbsp. flour
1 tsp. peppermint extract
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 c. chopped chocolate, plus more for garnish
1/2 c. chopped white chocolate, plus more for garnish
1/2 c. chopped candy canes, plus more for garnish

FOR THE OREO CRUST
24 Peppermint Oreos
5 tbsp. melted butter

FOR THE CHOCOLATE GANACHE
3/4 c. hot heavy cream
1 1/2 c. semisweet chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 325º. Make filling: In a large bowl using a hand mixer or in a stand mixer using the paddle attachment, beat cream cheese and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, sour cream, flour, peppermint extract, vanilla, and salt. Gently fold in chopped chocolates and candy canes and set aside.
2. Make crust: In a food processor fitted with a metal blade or in a large Ziploc bag, crush Oreos into fine crumbs. Stir with melted butter until completely moist.
3.Add crust to an 8" or 9" springform pan and pack tightly.
4. Pour over filling and place pan on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until center is only slightly jiggly, about 1 hour. Refrigerate until completely chilled, 4 hours.
5. Make chocolate ganache: Pour hot cream over chocolate and let sit, 5 minutes. Stir until all chocolate is melted. (If ganache seems too thin, refrigerate 5
6. Spread ganache over chilled cheesecake and garnish with more chopped chocolate and candy canes.
7. Refrigerate 10 minutes before serving to let ganache harden.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

Canada Lands Company and the participating show home builders in Village At Griesbach wish you and yours the very best of the holiday season.
To celebrate the season, show homes in "the Village" will be closed from Thursday, December 22 to Monday, January 2. During that period if you require information on a new home or home site in the community, please visit www.villageatgriesbach.com.
Show Homes will reopen in the new year and we all look forward to a vastly improved 2017 in the greater Edmonton region.