Mmmm, cheesecake. Cheesecake has always been reserved for special occasions; it was never a treat that we just happened to have around the house. But, when Mom did make cheesecake, it never lasted very long. I still think (and I am sure there are many people who will agree) that Mom makes the best cheesecake around. She makes a traditional New York Style Cheesecake, and it is usually accompanied with either a blueberry or huckleberry sauce. Talk about delicious.
When I was flipping through all of the cheesecakes recipes in my cookbook, I found myself noticing the calories per serving associated with each type. Wow. That’s a good enough reason for only having cheesecake on special occasions. I ended up choosing White Chocolate Cheesecake which came in at a whopping 580 calories per serving. Granted, they were opting for only 8 slices per cake. At least we spread our calories out a little bit with smaller slices. 🙂 That helps, right? At any rate, it tasted good.
To start things off, I needed to work on the crust. The crust is made of crushed Nilla wafers and butter. I put the cookies in a ziploc bag and rolled over them with a can from the pantry to get them nice and crushed.
After mixing the cookies with some melted butter, I pressed it into the bottom of the pan.
For the cheesecake, the cream cheese and melted white chocolate needed to be mixed together. Next, I added in the sugar, eggs, sour cream, and vanilla. Nice and creamy.
It looked pretty good after it came out of the oven and cooled down a bit.
The cheesecake was pretty good! It tasted more like a regular cheesecake than one with white chocolate, so that was a little disappointing. If I make this recipe again, I will add more white chocolate to the batter to make sure it stands out a little more.
The recipe recommended to put white chocolate covered berries on the cheesecake for a topping/decoration. I didn’t do that this time, but I did cut up some strawberries and eat them with my cheesecake one night. Mmm, that was delicious!
Overall, I think we will call this one a success! Thanks so much for coming by, and I hope you enjoy the rest of your week. Only a few more days til the weekend!