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Honey Passover Cheesecake recipe

Honey Passover Cheesecake.

Natural, pure golden honey sweetens thisdelicious cheesecake, a delightful dessert to serve during Passoverthat’s sure to please.

Recipe: Honey Passover Cheesecake

Matzo Meal Tart Shell:
1 cup matzo meal
1/3 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup water
1 tablespoon honey
2 (8-ounce) packages low-fat cream cheese, softened
2 cups low-fat sour cream – divided use
2/3 cup honey – divided use
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract – divided use

  • Prepare and cool Matzo Meal Tart Shell:Process matzo meal in food processor until very fine.
  • Cut softened butter into meal until mixtureresembles coarse meal.
  • Combine water and honey; mix well. Sprinkleover matzo mixture. Mix lightly to form dough; shape into ball.
  • Press dough into bottom of 9-inch springformpan with removable bottom.
  • Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 12 minutesor until edges begin to brown.
  • For Filling: Beat cream cheese with 1/2cup sour cream at low speed until very smooth. Reserve 2 tablespoonshoney and gradually beat remaining honey into cream cheese mixture.Beat in eggs, one at a time; add 1 teaspoon vanilla and mix well.Pour into cooled crust.
  • Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 45 minutesor until knife blade inserted near center comes out clean. Cool15 minutes.
  • Raise oven temperature to 425°F (220°C).
  • Combine 1 1/2 cups sour cream, reserved2 tablespoons honey and 1 teaspoon vanilla; mix well. Carefullyspread over top of cheesecake.
  • Bake at 425°F (220°C) for 8 minutesor until the edges pull away from the pan.
  • Cool at room temperature then refrigerateat least 2 hours. Remove sides of pan and, if desired, garnishwith sliced kiwi fruit and strawberries.

    Makes 16 servings.

    Cook’s Note: Regular cream cheese and sourcream can also be used in this recipe.

    Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/16of recipe): 218 Calories; 13.5 g Fat Total; 5.6 g Protein; 72mg Cholesterol; 20.8 g Carbohydrates; 224 mg Sodium; 0 g DietaryFiber; 54% Calories from Fat

    Recipe and photograph courtesy of the NationalHoney Board.

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