Monday, February 11, 2008

Build your own cheesecake

Kraft foods has a build your own cheesecake recipe tool, it's full of ideas! This one is my creation!

Ed's Favorite
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 5 hours (including refrigeration)
Makes: 16 servings

2 cups cookie crumbs, OREO Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
4 Tbsp. butter or margarine
1/4 cup sugar
Cheesecake Batter:
2 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese and 2 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, 1/3 Less Fat than Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
4 eggs
1 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
Batter Flavorings:
6 squares BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, melted and cooled slightly
1/2 cup strawberries
CRUST: Preheat oven to 325°F. Line 13x9-inch baking pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides of pan. Mix Crust ingredients; press onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 10 min.
BATTER: Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer until well blended. Mix in Batter Flavorings. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition just until blended. Pour over crust.
BAKING: Bake 40 min or until center is almost set. Cool completely. Refrigerate at least 4 hours. Use foil handles to lift cheesecake from pan before cutting to serve. Store leftovers in refrigerator.