We’re not exactly sure why there’s a National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day. It seems that you could just lump it in with the other cheesecakes. At least, that’s what we thought until we discussed the issue with a cheesecake authority. It turns out that White Chocolate Cheesecake–coming up on March 6th–is a tasty alternative to traditional cheesecake. And then it was demonstrated to us with this recipe that, we admit, we actually tried before National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day. It was still delicious…
Three packages of cream cheese(softened at room temperature)
One cup of granulated sugar or appropriate substitute
1/2 cup of heavy cream
Three cups of white chocolate chips
A cup of fresh sliced strawberries or blueberries
Graham Cracker Crust Ingredients
1 1/2 cups of crushed graham cracker crumbs
6 tablespoons of softened margarine
1/4 cup of sugar or appropriate substitute
Start with the crust first. Remember if you don’t have a lot of time or you would prefer not making your own graham cracker crust, you can purchase a premade crust instead.
In a large bowl, mix the graham cracker crumbs, margarine, and sugar. Stir well until the margarine is melted and the graham cracker crust is mixed well. Once the crust mixture is complete, carefully pour it into a pie dish and press the mixture into the pie pan until flat.
In a large mixer, pour in the softened cream cheese, sugar, and cream. Blend the ingredients well, only stopping when the mixture is thick and creamy. Pour the white chocolate chips in a microwaveable bowl and heat until melted. If you don’t have a microwave, you can melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler, stirring constantly. Once the chocolate chips are melted, pour them into the cream cheese mixture and stir well. Pour the thick and rich mixture into the graham cracker crust and store it in the fridge for two to three hours or until solid. Before serving the cheesecake, garnish it with fresh cut strawberries or blueberries for a little bit of style and flavor!
This delicious recipe is easy to make and if you have older kids, they can help you make it. This cheesecake also makes a wonderful dessert option for Easter and Mother’s Day. Remember that you can also use the graham cracker crust recipe for a multitude of recipes–and don’t forget to wipe off the knife blade between cuts with a clean damp towel. That’ll keep the cheesecake on the plate and not on the knife.