This week's Saturday Evening Dessert is a Apple and White Chocolate Cheesecake. It's just not any Cheesecake its a Apple and White Chocolate Cheesecake! Wafer Cookies, Cream Cheese, and White Chocolate are just some of the ingredients that make up this delicious dessert. Then its all topped off with HORMEL COUNTRY CROCK Cinnamon Apples, which are good on their own for a dessert or side dish. Kick up that Cheesecake with this week's recipe! It's on the Jennie - O website which is loaded with healthy and delicious recipes, Eat healthy and make the SWITCH! https://www.jennieo.com/
Apple and White Chocolate Cheesecake
Apple pie has met its match in this delectable cheesecake, marrying cinnamon apples with melted white chocolate.
1½ cups finely ground vanilla wafer cookies
⅓ cup sugar
½ cup butter, melted
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1½ cups whipping cream, divided
2 (4.4-ounce) packages white chocolate bars, melted and cooled
2 (21-ounce) packages HORMEL® COUNTRY CROCK® Cinnamon Apples, heated
1) Heat oven to 325°F. Grease 10-inch springform pan; line with parchment paper. In bowl, combine cookie crumbs, sugar and butter; mix well. Press mixture into base of pan with flat-bottomed glass. Place pan on baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes; cool.
2) To make filling, in large bowl, beat together cream cheese, eggs, sweetened condensed milk and ½ cup cream with electric mixer 3 to 4 minutes or until smooth. Do not overbeat. Add white chocolate; beat 1 to 2 minutes longer or until combined. Pour filling into crust. Bake 1 hour or until almost set. Filling will fully set while cooling. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
3) In clean bowl, beat remaining 1 cup cream until soft peaks form. Serve whipped cream and warm cinnamon apples alongside cheesecake.