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PHILADELPHIA® 3-STEP® Creme De Menthe Cheesecake

PHILADELPHIA® 3-STEP® Creme De Menthe Cheesecake recipe
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I made this for saint patty day. The middle did not do what i wanted it to do but it came out better than i thought it would. Very rich and creamy. It was all eaten.
posted by
EVEEner
on 8/18/2007
time
prep:
10 min
total:
3 hr 50 min
servings
total:
8 servings
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What You Need

2
pkg.  (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/2
cup  granulated sugar
1/2
tsp.  vanilla
2
 eggs
4
tsp.  green creme de menthe
1
 OREO Pie Crust (6 oz.)
2
tsp.  green cake decorating crystals or colored sugar

Make It

PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Beat cream cheese, granulated sugar and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs; mix well. Stir in creme de menthe.

POUR into crust.

BAKE 40 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight. Sprinkle with decorating crystals just before serving. Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

How to Make Shamrock Decoration
Use a 2-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter and place it just above the center of the chilled cheesecake. Sprinkle green cake decorating crystals in the cookie cutter. To maintain heart shape, use a light touch when sprinkling crystals. Remove the cookie cutter and place it directly to the right side of the heart you just made, with the bottom points touching. Repeat sprinkling the crystals. Next, make a third and last green heart on the left side of the center heart, again, bottom points touching.
Size-Wise
Enjoy a serving of this rich and indulgent cheesecake on a special occasion.
Almond Cherry Cheesecake
Prepare as directed, substituting 2 Tbsp. almond-flavored liqueur for the creme de menthe and using a ready-to-use graham cracker crumb crust. Top with 1 can (21 oz.) cherry pie filling just before serving.
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