Peppermint Patty Cheesecake Recipe

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Our Test Kitchen captures the coolness of winter in this rich and refreshing dessert. Lower in fat and cholesterol, it's an indulgence you can afford!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min. + chilling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min. + chilling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chocolate graham cracker crumbs (about 5 whole crackers)
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat butter, melted
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) fat-free cream cheese
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 12 chocolate-covered peppermint patties, divided
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 228 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 296 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 9 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine cracker crumbs and butter. Press onto the bottom of a 9-in. springform pan coated with cooking spray. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 325° for 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheeses until smooth; beat in milk and extract. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Coarsely chop eight peppermint patties; toss with flour. Stir into batter. Pour over crust.
  3. Bake at 325° for 32-40 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight.
  4. Cut remaining peppermint patties into quarters; arrange on top of cheesecake. Remove sides of pan before cutting. Yield: 16 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Land O'Lakes light stick butter.
Originally published as Peppermint Patty Cheesecake in Light & Tasty December/January 2008, p49

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 228 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 296 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 9 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2009

This is absolutely delicious!!!

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