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Peppermint Patty Cheesecake

 Peppermint Patty Cheesecake
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!
16 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min. + chilling

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 King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cut remaining peppermint patties into quarters; arrange on top of

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Peppermint Patty Cheesecake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • cheesecake. Remove sides of pan before cutting. Yield: 16 servings.
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.