Got a big event coming up? This cheesecake, made with lemon flavor pudding mix and white chocolate, is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 16 servings
40 vanilla wafers, crushed (about 1-1/3 cups)
3/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp. sugar, divided
3 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted
4 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
2 Tbsp. flour
2 Tbsp. milk
1 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
2 pkg. (3.4 oz. each) JELL-O Lemon Flavor Instant Pudding
4 egg s
2 oz. BAKER'S White Chocolate
1 cup thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 325°F.
Mix wafer crumbs, 1 Tbsp. sugar and butter; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Bake 10 min.
Beat cream cheese, remaining sugar, flour and milk with mixer until blended. Add sour cream; mix well. Blend in dry pudding mixes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended; pour over crust.
Bake 1 hour 5 min. to 1 hour 15 min. or until center is almost set. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate cheesecake 4 hours. Meanwhile, prepare chocolate curls from white chocolate. (See tip.)
Top cheesecake with COOL WHIP and chocolate curls just before serving.
Enjoy a serving of this indulgent cheesecake on special occasions.
If using a dark nonstick springform pan, reduce oven temperature to 300ºF.
How to Make Chocolate Curls
Warm chocolate slightly by heating it in the microwave for a few seconds until you can just smudge the chocolate with your thumb. Hold the chocolate steadily between your thumb and fingers of one hand and draw a vegetable peeler slowly over flat bottom of chocolate piece. Allow a thin layer of chocolate to curl as it is peeled off the bottom. This will make long delicate curls. To make short curls, use the same technique on the narrow sides of the chocolate piece. To arrange curls on a dessert, use a toothpick to lift them into place.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g
Saturated Fat 17g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 29g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.