Peppermint Candy Cheesecake
Total TimePrep: 50 min. Bake: 55 min. + chilling
Made this for Christmas yesterday and everyone liked it. However, I thought it was a little heavy with the cream cheese. Next time I will try it with 4 (8 oz) packages, not 5. Also, I did not try the topping - I can mound and dollop, but piping is above my pay grade. I just decorated it with the remaining whole candies. One word of caution if you chose to do that, though - chill the cheesecake overnight and decorate before serving. I decorated it when it must not have been completely cool and when I took it out of the fridge the candies had melted somewhat over the top of the cheesecake. Also, the top of my cake had split in a few places, which I thought the hot water was supposed to prevent. If anyone has any suggestions on how to prevent that, I'd be grateful.
Great for the holidays
It was okay if you like a lot of creative cheesecakes, but my family prefers the old stand by, New York Cheese cake. I thought I would try it, but it didn't go over that well.