This stunning cheesecake is bursting withthe flavor of white chocolate, cream cheese and a hint of vanillain an elegant combination sure to please family and friends.Julie Martin of Sherrill, NY created this 1st Prize winner inthe NESTL TOLL HOUSE and Better Homes & Gardens recipecontest.
Recipe: Premier White CaramelCheesecake
Crust:1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted1/4 cup granulated sugar1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbsFilling:2 cups (12 ounce package) NESTL ®TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels – divided use1/2 cup heavy whipping cream2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened1 teaspoon vanilla extract4 large eggs, lightly beaten1 1/2 cups (18 ounce container) caramelapple dip – divided use
For Crust: Preheat oven to 300°F (150°C).
Combine butter, sugar and cinnamon inmedium bowl. Add crumbs; toss until crumbs are moistened. Pressonto bottom of ungreased 9-inch springform pan. Bake for 10 minutes.Cool on wire rack.
For Filling: Heat 1 2/3 cups morsels andcream in medium, heavy-duty saucepan over low heat, stirringuntil smooth. Cool for 15 minutes.
Beat cream cheese in large mixer bowluntil fluffy. Beat in morsel mixture and vanilla extract. Stirin eggs. Heat 1 cup caramel apple dip in small saucepan overmedium heat for 2 to 3 minutes or just until slightly softened.Remove from heat. Stir in 1 cup cheesecake mixture. Alternatelyspoon cheesecake and caramel mixtures into prepared pan, endingwith caramel. Swirl gently with knife.
Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until edgeis set but center still moves slightly. Turn off oven and letcheesecake stand in oven for 1 hour. Remove from oven. Let coolon wire rack for 15 minutes. Run knife around edge of cheesecake.Cool completely. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
For Drizzle: Microwave remaining caramelapple dip and remaining morsels in uncovered, small microwave-safebowl on HIGH (100%) power for 30 seconds. STIR. Morsels may retainsome of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional10 to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted.Drizzle sauce over cheesecake slices.
Makes 12 servings.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12of recipe): Calories: 560 Calories from Fat: 310 Total Fat: 35g Saturated Fat: 22 g Cholesterol: 150 mg Sodium: 370 mg Carbohydrates:57 g Dietary Fiber: 0 g Sugars: 46 g Protein: 8 g
Recipe and photograph are the propertyof Nestl ® and Meals.com, used with permission.
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