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Contest-Winning White Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

Contest-Winning White Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

“This is my all-time favorite cheesecake recipe,” confides Janet Gill in Taneytown, Maryland, “and I have a lot of them! A friend gave it to me years ago and I’ve made so many of these delicious cakes over the years—even had them requested as birthday cakes. They always bring me compliments.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 45 min. + chilling YIELD:12 servings


  • 7 whole cinnamon graham crackers, crushed
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 4 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 8 ounces white baking chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped fresh strawberries
  • Red food coloring, optional
  • Melted white chocolate


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine cracker crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom and 1 in. up the sides of a greased 10-in. springform pan.
  • 2. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, flour and vanilla until well blended. Add eggs and yolks; beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in white chocolate. Pour over crust. Place pan on a baking sheet.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until center is just 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. For sauce, in a large saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and water until smooth. Add strawberries. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in a few drops of food coloring if desired. Cool.
  • 5. Spread strawberry sauce over top of cheesecake; drizzle with melted white chocolate. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 572 calories, 41g fat (25g saturated fat), 205mg cholesterol, 348mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein.

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caterbru User ID: 8173074 258417
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2016

"My "go to" cheesecake. The very best I have found and easy to make."

jos_tasty User ID: 8620578 237517
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2015

"Altough I prefer dark chocolate cheesecakes like marbled cheesecake, this one was delicious, and it gets even more tasty after a few days in the fridge"

nicolabayb User ID: 7771330 102228
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2014

"I really love this recipe, for years people have been asking me to make a cheesecake. I choose this recipe and I am soooo glad I did it's the best cheese cake I have ever had, and I love cheese cake. normally I don't attempt my favorite foods because I don't want to ruin them, but this recipe is so easy to follow that it almost fool proof."

tinalarson User ID: 5960588 64428
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2012

"This was the first cheesecake I've ever made and I absolutely love it! Instead of making a strawberry topping I made blackberry (used 2 cups instead of 1-1/2). I will definitely be using this as a base recipe when I try my next cheesecake: White chocolate Raspberry Swirl."

plo2 User ID: 5494975 71197
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2012

"Excellent recipe! This was one of the best cheesecakes I've ever made. I paired it with a homemade strawberry sauce....DELICIOUS!! Definite keeper. (I found it needed to be baked for approx.20 min longer)."

monalord User ID: 5207312 66030
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2011

"This is one of the recipes that I used for my daughter's wedding. It's creamy, with a hint of white chocolate, and is not overpowering. It also freezes really well. It's very easy to make and I will make it again."

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