Christmas Cheesecake

All decked out for Christmas with a puddle of strawberry syrup, a ruffle of whipped cream and mint leaves.
  • Prep time 25 mins
  • Cook time 80 mins
  • Yields 12–14
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  • Recipe Attribution Ruth Hellerud-Brown

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Oreo cookie crumbs
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 5 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 pound cream cheese
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • TOPPING
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp sugar

Equipment

  • measuring cups and spoons
  • small bowl
  • electric mixer or whisk
  • 2 bowls
  • 9" springform pan

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325° F.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the Oreo crumbs and melted butter. Press mixture into springform pan, coming half-way up the sides.
  3. Beat egg whites until they form stiff moist peaks. Gradually beat in 1/4 cup sugar and refrigerate.
  4. In another bowl, beat cream cheese until it's softened. Add in egg yolks, one at a time. Gradually beat in the remaining ingredients. 
  5. Fold in egg whites and pour into cake pan. Bake at 325° F for 1 1/4 hour.
  6. Mix together the topping ingredients until smooth.
  7. After cheesecake is baked, spread topping over cheesecake and bake for another 5 minutes.
  8. Serve cheesecake with your favourite topping. For Christmas, edge with a ruffle of whipped cream and garnish with  mint leaves. Serve with a puddle of homemade strawberry syrup.

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