Peppermint Party Cheesecake

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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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