Candy Cane Christmas Cheesecake
 
Ingredients
Crust
  • 24 Oreos, chopped in food processor
  • 5 tbsp. melted butter
  • Pam baking spray
Cheesecake
  • 24 ounces room temp cream cheese
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ c. sour cream
  • 1½ T. flour
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. peppermint extract (optional)
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • ½ c. chopped semi sweet chocolate, plus more for garnish
  • ½ c. chopped white chocolate, plus more for garnish
  • ½ c. chopped candy canes, plus more for garnish (I chopped them in a food processor)
Ganache
  • ¼ cup plus 2 T. hot heavy cream
  • ¾ c. semisweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350ยบ and spray an 8" springform pan with Pam.
Crust
  1. Mix crumbs and butter and press firmly into bottom of 8 inch pan.
Cheesecake
  1. Beat cream cheese and sugar.
  2. Add eggs, one at a time, then sour cream, flour, peppermint extract, vanilla, and salt.
  3. Fold in chocolates and candy canes.
  4. Pour into crust and use a cheesecake moat, if desired.
  5. Bake 1 hour.
  6. Shut oven pff and let cake cool down in the oven 1 hour.
  7. Remove and chill a few hours.
Ganache
  1. Heat cream just below a boil in a heat safe bowl.
  2. Add chocolate and cover 1 minute.
  3. Whisk smooth and pour over chilled cake.
  4. Top with the additional chocolates and candy canes.
Recipe by Hugs and Cookies XOXO at https://hugsandcookiesxoxo.com/candy-cane-christmas-cheesecake/