Crème de Menthe Cheesecake

Start with a quick cookie-crumb crust, then add a refreshing, mint-green filling flavored fast with creamy liqueur.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 6 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 16

Ingredients

Crust

1 3/4
cups chocolate cookie crumbs (from 9-oz. pkg.)
1/4
cup butter, melted

Filling

3
(8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
3/4
cup sugar
3
eggs
3/4
cup whipping cream
1/4
cup green crème de menthe

Garnish

1/2
cup whipping cream
1
tablespoon powdered sugar
8
thin chocolate and green mints, coarsely chopped
  • 1 Heat oven to 300°F. In medium bowl, combine crust ingredients; mix well. Press in bottom and up sides of ungreased 9-inch springform pan.
  • 2 Beat cream cheese in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until fluffy. Gradually add sugar, beating until smooth. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in 3/4 cup whipping cream and crème de menthe until well blended. Pour into crust-lined pan.
  • 3 Bake at 300°F. for 60 to 70 minutes or until edges are set but center still jiggles slightly when gently shaken. Turn oven off; open oven door at least 4 inches. Let cheesecake sit in oven for 30 minutes or until center is set.
  • 4 Remove cheesecake from oven. Cool in pan on wire rack for 1 hour or until completely cooled. Cover; refrigerate at least 3 hours before serving.
  • 5 Just before serving, carefully run knife around sides of pan to loosen; remove sides of pan. In small bowl, beat 1/2 cup whipping cream and powdered sugar until stiff peaks form. Pipe or spoon whipped cream around edge of cheesecake. Garnish with chopped mints. Store in refrigerator.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1/16 of Recipe
    Calories
    360
    (
    Calories from Fat
    245),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    27g
    27%
    (Saturated Fat
    16g,
    16%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    115mg
    115%;
    Sodium
    240mg
    240%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    23g
    23%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    17g
    17%
    ),
    Protein
    6g
    6%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    20%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 5 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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