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This year we are celebrating Thanksgiving with dear friends and have been assigned the task of bringing the desserts, which sounds fun to me. I’ve asked my kids for suggestions and we plan to make a variety of delicious treats. I’m sure there will be plenty of whipped cream involved.
A more recent tradition is this delicious recipe.
Pumpkin White Chocolate Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust
3 c. gingersnaps, whole
6 T butter
1.5 T brown sugar
3 – 8 oz. cream cheese (at room temperature)
3/4 c. pumpkin
3/4 c. melted white chocolate (additional for decoration is desired)
1 c. sugar
1 t. vanilla
1/4 t. nutmeg
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 c. almonds
1 t. sugar
2 T. butter
Preheat oven to 350. Wrap outside of Springform pan with foil. In food processor or blender, grind gingersnaps, add sugar and melted butter. Press into pan. Bake 5 – 7 minutes.
Mix cream cheese and sugar in food processor or with a mixer until smooth. Add remaining ingredients. Blend.
Pour mixture onto crust and bake for 50-60 minutes. While cooling, grind almonds, butter and sugar in food processor or blender. Spread evenly on cookie sheet and bake 6 – 7 min. (Note: Sometimes I skip this step and just drizzle white chocolate over the cheesecake.)
Spread evenly on top of cheesecake. Drizzle melted white chocolate over top if desired.
Cool 4 – 5 hours or overnight. Remove from pan and serve.
If you’ve never made a cheesecake, you will be amazed at how simple and delicious this is. Let me know if you try it.
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