You gotta love the Christmas holiday…Where else will you have a day where people actively encourage you to eat all manner of sweets like a good Christmas cheesecake? The rest of the year, you only hear about how foods like the ginger cheesecake in this article are “not on my diet.” Hum bug! This year I propose a new Christmas diet, one in which you’re allowed to eat all manner of ginger desserts.
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I’ll Have Cheesecake with a Few Gingersnaps, Please!
If my cheesecake recipe doesn’t appeal to you so much, I have a few recommendations for you from Rachel Ray and Martha Stewart to name a few. Heck, I’ll even come over and help you eat them, because I’m just generous like that. Bon apetit!
- Here are some links to Rachel Ray’s ginger cheesecake recipe.
- And Martha Stewart recommends ginger cheesecake bars.
- And a lemon ginger cheesecake made with gingersnap cookies from Epicurious! Yummy all of them!
Finally, you’ll find my recipe below. Delish!
Sweet ginger cheesecake
- 1 ¼ c. graham cracker crumbs
- 5 Tbsp melted butter
- 8-oz of cream cheese
- 1/3 c. sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Nutmeg, a pinch
- ½ c. candied ginger, chop it finely
- 8-oz mascarpone cheese
- 10-oz of whipped topping
- Gingersnap crumbs
- Combine the graham cracker crumbs along with some melted butter and press into a 10-inch pie pan. Use a springform pan and make sure you press evenly. This creates the crust.
- Put the crust in the freezer until you’re ready for it.
- Whip together the cream cheese, vanilla, candied ginger, sugar, and nutmeg. Do this in an electric mixing bowl until the mixture becomes smooth.
- Add in the whipped topping and the mascarpone cheese. Whip the mixture again until everything is completely mixed and the mixture takes on a fluffy consistency.
- Add the mixture to the crust, using a spoon. Fill the crust to the top.
- Crumble the ground gingersnap pieces on top for garnish.
- Store in the freezer. Allow the ginger cheesecake to thaw a bit before you serve it.
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