Lavender Honey Cheesecake Recipe
- 4 tablespoons dried lavender flowers, divided
- 1/4 cup boiling water
- 1-1/2 cups crushed shortbread cookies (about 21 cookies)
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
- 3/4 cup honey
- 1-1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
- Lavender sugar and fresh mint leaves, optional
- In a small bowl, combine 3 tablespoons lavender and water. Cover and steep for 15 minutes. Strain water, discarding lavender. Set aside.
- Crush remaining lavender flowers. In a small bowl, combine the cookie crumbs, butter and crushed lavender. Press onto the bottom of a greased 9-in. springform pan. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
- For filling, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and honey until smooth. Gradually beat in lavender water. In another bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form. Fold into filling. Spoon over crust.
- Refrigerate overnight. Run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; remove sides of pan. Sprinkle with lavender sugar and mint leaves if desired. Yield: 16 servings.
Reviews for Lavender Honey Cheesecake
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"If you love lavender you will love this cheesecake. The lavender flavor is distinct. SUPER EASY to make, and so unique and delicious. I don't particularly care for honey, but in this recipe it complements the lavender perfectly. Not too sweet at all. The springform pan is a must. My boyfriend who is a pastry chef said that this would be great with a blueberry compote, and I agree. Even garnishing with fresh sweet blueberries would be delicious. It seems to get better as it sits, too."