Ginger Honey Cheesecake
NANCY BERRY (CWBJ78A)
Fine graham cracker crumbs
(about 8 full crackers)
cut into 1/4 inch pieces
at room temp.
at room temp.
Fresh lemon juice
(to taste) finely minced
Here's the recipe you wanted from Ken Haedrich's Home For the Holidays cookbook.
Butter the sides only of an 8-in. springform pan.
Make the crust by mixing the cracker crumbs and 1 T.
sugar in a bowl. Add the butter and rub it in until all of the crumbs are dampened by the fat. Distribute the crumbs loosely but evenly in the pan and press them in ; pushing them slightly up the sides. Cover and chill while you make the filling; preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Using an electric mixer, cream the cream cheese, honey, and sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in the eggs one at a time, then add the remaining ingredients and continue to beat until evenly blended; use the greater amount of ginger if you want a pronounced ginger flavor, the lesser amount for a subtle effect. Scrape the filling into the pan and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Cool the cake thoroughly on a rack--it will take several hours--then cover, still in the pan, and refrigerate for 12 hours before unmolding and slicing.
Note: Ken Haedrich writes, "I have played around some with baking cheesecakes in a water bath, curious to see if it made any difference in the final cake. It seems to improve the texture a little bit, making it creamier. And I'm not sure if this is just a coincidence, but my water bath cakes don't split on top after they come out of the oven, perhaps Formatted by Elaine Radis