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Peppermint Party Cheesecake

Looking for a yummy dessert? Enjoy this delicious peppermint cheesecake – perfect to serve at your next party.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 6 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 16
 

Ingredients

Crust

1 1/2
cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4
cup margarine or butter, melted

Filling

3
(8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1
cup sugar
4
eggs
1 1/2
cups dairy sour cream
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/2
teaspoon peppermint extract
2
to 3 drops red food color

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, combine crust ingredients; press in bottom of ungreased 10-inch springform pan.
  • 2 In large bowl, combine cream cheese and sugar; beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add sour cream and vanilla; blend well. Place 1 cup mixture in small bowl; stir in peppermint extract and food color.
  • 3 Pour remaining cream cheese mixture over crust in pan. Drop spoonfuls of peppermint mixture over cream cheese mixture. Pull knife randomly through batter in wide curves; turn pan and repeat for swirl effect.
  • 4 Bake at 350°F. for 50 to 60 minutes or until center is set. (To minimize cracking, place shallow pan half full of hot water on lower oven rack during baking.) Cool at room temperature on wire rack. Cover; refrigerate at least 24 hours before serving.
  • 5 To serve, carefully remove sides of pan. Garnish as desired. Store in refrigerator.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, combine crust ingredients; press in bottom of ungreased 10-inch springform pan.
  • 2 In large bowl, combine cream cheese and sugar; beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add sour cream and vanilla; blend well. Place 1 cup mixture in small bowl; stir in peppermint extract and food color.
  • 3 Pour remaining cream cheese mixture over crust in pan. Drop spoonfuls of peppermint mixture over cream cheese mixture. Pull knife randomly through batter in wide curves; turn pan and repeat for swirl effect.
  • 4 Bake at 350°F. for 50 to 60 minutes or until center is set. (To minimize cracking, place shallow pan half full of hot water on lower oven rack during baking.) Cool at room temperature on wire rack. Cover; refrigerate at least 24 hours before serving.
  • 5 To serve, carefully remove sides of pan. Garnish as desired. Store in refrigerator.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
320
(
Calories from Fat
240),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
24%
(Saturated Fat
13g,
13%
),
Cholesterol
110mg
110%;
Sodium
230mg
230%;
Total Carbohydrate
21g
21%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
15g
15%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 4 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.