There are dessert cheesecakes and then there are savory cheesecakes that can be used as appetizers. In this blog, I will introduce to you both. Desserts and Savories. I hope you'll enjoy them both, for they are truly delicious and fun to make.
We'll start with the most popular type of cheesecakes, which are desserts and then end with the savories.
Once you start making them and wowing your friends and family, you'll be forever in their minds.
Candy Cane Cheesecake
1 1/3 c. chocolate cookie crumbs
2 tbsp. sugar
¼ c. butter
1 ½ c. sour cream
½ c. sugar
1 tbsp. flour
2 tsp. vanilla
¼ tsp. peppermint extract
38 oz. Pkg. of cream cheese
2 tbsp. butter
2/3 c. crushed peppermint candy
Preheat oven to 325.
Combine first 3 ingredients and press into a 9 inch springform pan. Blend sour cream, sugar, eggs, flour and both extracts until smooth. Add cream cheese and 2 tablespoons butter. Stir in crushed candy. Pour into crust and bake on lowest rack of oven for 50-60 minutes or until firm.
Allow to cool (top may crack) and refrigerate overnight. Remove from pan and serve.
Top with sweetened whip cream and garnish with candy cane if desired.
Chocolate Velvet Cheesecake
1 c. Vanilla Wafer Crumbs
½ c. Chopped Pecans
3 tbsp. Granulated Sugar
¼ c. Margarine, Melted
16 oz. Cream Cheese, Softened
½ c. Brown Sugar, Packed
2 Large Eggs
6 oz. Semi-sweet Chips, Melted
3 tbsp. Almond Flavored Liqueur
2 c. Sour Cream
2 tbsp. Granulated Sugar
Combine crumbs, pecans, granulated sugar and margarine; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Bake at 325. 10 minutes. Combine cream cheese and brown sugar, mixing at medium speed on electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Blend in chocolate and liqueur; pour over crust. Bake at 325. 35 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 425. Combine sour cream and granulated sugar; carefully spread over cheesecake. Bake at 425. 10 minutes. Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool before removing rim of pan. Chill.
VARIATION: Substitute 2 tablespoons milk and ¼ teaspoon almond extract for almond flavored liqueur.