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Christmas-y cheesecake?

mollyomormon Dec 8, 2010 05:34 PM

I made a red puri squash cheesecake with a ginger lime crust for thanksgiving that ended up being the favorite dish that I made. I'd like to make another cheesecake for a christmas party but am having trouble coming up with something that would be appropriately christmas-y.

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    jencounter Dec 8, 2010 06:03 PM

    I've made the base cheesecake several times with fantastic results. This Thanksgiving I made the accompanying sauce; it was delicious.

    http://www.finecooking.com/recipes/ne...

    1. trolley Dec 8, 2010 06:11 PM

      you could do a orange cranberry topping on a regular cheesecake with graham crust....

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        howchow Dec 8, 2010 07:16 PM

        Cheesecake with candied fruit and nut topping
        Eggnog cheesecake
        Figgy pudding cheesecake
        Gingerbread crust cheesecake
        White chocolate and cranberry cheesecake
        Maple cheesecake with a rosemary whipped cream

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          JaneEYB Dec 8, 2010 07:37 PM

          I've made a Cranberry Swirl Cheesecake with Cranberry-Raspberry Compote from Bon Appetit a couple of times and it is excellent (looks really pretty too). It's in the new Bon Appetit Desserts cookbook (which is a fantastic book) but is also available on epicurious,.com http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

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          1. re: JaneEYB
            mollyomormon Dec 8, 2010 08:23 PM

            I like this idea. I could swirl in the spiced cranberry orange jam I made a few weeks ago.

          2. chowser Dec 9, 2010 04:26 AM

            Eggnog w/ gingersnap crust and pomegranate glaze:

            http://www.finecooking.com/item/12777...

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              julesrules Dec 31, 2010 12:29 PM

              This is really good cheesecake. The recipe is missing the correct temp for baking the cheesecake itself (certainly not 400 like the crust!). I wished it had a little more glaze too, the flavour was elusive. I might double the glaze recipe next time and use some to plate or pass. But the base was great and I liked that it used pantry/liquor cabinet items rather than eggnog like the CHOW recipe.

              1. re: julesrules
                mollyomormon Jan 1, 2011 01:35 PM

                I loved the idea here, but the crust proportions for me were waaaay off. The entire stick of butter in the crust was a disaster for me and I ended up having ot toss it and come up with my own crust recipe.

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                  julesrules Jan 1, 2011 02:53 PM

                  I didn't actually measure the crumbs or butter and
                  just made it by feel so I don't know what ratio I ended up with!

            2. BeefeaterRocks Dec 9, 2010 10:21 AM

              I made a Peppermint candy cheesecake one year that everyone liked, not sure if this is the exact recipe I used but I did get it from Bon Appétit
              http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Peppermint-Twist-Cheesecake-3073
              Or how about Mincemeat cheesecake http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/rec...

              1. blue room Dec 9, 2010 10:50 AM

                I would make a classic cheesecake, no frills, and shamelessly decorate the top with stemmed maraschino cherries, a few red a few green, in a pattern or a small circle in the middle, or however you like.

                1. im_nomad Dec 31, 2010 06:34 PM

                  Last year I made an eggnog cheesecake that I can't recall where I got the recipe from.

                  and this one for New Year's : http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

                  Big hit. Here's a pic (minus port sauce)

                   
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