Category Archives: Cheesecakes

White Chocolate Chip Dessert

3 cups crushed vanilla wafers (about 90 wafers)*
1/2 cup butter, melted
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 package (10 to 12 ounces) white chocolate chips**
2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
Chocolate ice cream topping, optional

In a large bowl, combine the wafer crumbs, butter and brown sugar. Press onto the bottom of a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 5-8 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool.

In a microwave, melt white chips; stir until smooth. Cool.

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sour cream until smooth. Add melted chips; beat well. Fold in whipped topping.

Pour filling over crust. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until set. Drizzle with chocolate topping if desired. Yield: 15 servings.

*Graham cracker crumbs can be substituted
**White baking chocolate, chopped, can be substituted

Raspberry Cheesecake Pie

CRUST:
1-1/2 cups crushed vanilla wafers (about 45 wafers)
1/3 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup butter, melted

FILLING:
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped

TOPPING:
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons water
2-1/2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries, divided

Combine the wafer crumbs, pecans and butter. Press onto the bottom
and up the sides of a greased 9-in. pie plate.

In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, orange juice
and vanilla until light and fluffy. Fold in whipped cream. Spread
into crust. Chill until serving.

In a small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; stir in water and
1-1/2 cups raspberries. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes
or until thickened. Transfer to a bowl; refrigerate until chilled.

Spread topping over filling. Garnish with remaining berries.
Yield: 8 servings.

Sopapilla Cheesecake

2 cans crescent rolls
3 – 8oz. cream cheese
2 cups sugar
1 stick of real butter
1 1/2 t. vanilla
1 t cinnamon

Spread one can of crescent rolls in bottom of 9×13 inch pan. This will be the bottom crust.

Mix together cream cheese, 1 1/2 cup sugar, and vanilla. Spread this mixture on the crescent roll layer.

Now spread 2nd can of crescent rolls on top – as top crust.

Pour 1 stick of melted butter evenly over the top.

Mix the remaining 1/2 cup sugar and 1 t. cinnamon and sprinkle it evenly over the top.

Bake 350 for 30 minutes. Cut into 2 inch squares.

Easy Tiramisu

1 8oz. Pkg. Cream Cheese, softened
3 cups Milk
2 pkgs. Instant Vanilla Pudding
1 8oz. Tub Frozen Whipped Topping, thawed & divided in half
Approx. 50 Vanilla Wafers
1/2 cup brewed Coffee, cooled & divided in half
Grated Chocolate
Fresh Raspberries

Beat cream cheese until creamy; gradually beat in milk. Add dry pudding mixes gradually while beating. Fold in half of the whipped topping.

Lay vanilla wafers in single layer in 9×13 cake pan.* Drizzle half the coffee over the wafers, then spread half the cream cheese mixture over the wafers. Repeat the layers.

Spread the rest of the whipped topping over the top. Garnish with grated chocolate and Fresh Raspberries.

Notes: *Since this dessert does not have to be baked, you may want to use a pretty, clear serving bowl (instead of the cake pan) to show off the layers.

 

Ice Box Cake

About 15 Graham Crackers
1 pkg. (8 oz.) Cream Cheese, softened
3 cups milk
1 pkg. (4-serving size) Vanilla Instant Pudding Mix
1 tub (8 oz.) Whipped Topping, thawed
1/3 cup Flaked Coconut, toasted
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Arrange graham crackers in the bottom of a 13×9 inch pan; set aside.

Beat cream cheese until smooth; gradually blend in milk. Add pudding mix and beat 1 minute. Fold in 1/2 of the whipped topping.

Spread pudding mixture over the graham crackers. Chill for about 1/2 hour, then spread remaining whipped topping over the pudding layer. Sprinkle toasted coconut on the top.

Refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight to set up good. Cut into squares to serve. Serves 15.