Valentine Cheesecake

Level: Challenging
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 50 min
Cooling Time: 3 hrs
Yields: 12

Description

This Valentine Cheesecake makes a delicious elegant dessert for that special Valentine dinner.

Ingredients

  • CRUST
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, melted
  • CHEESECAKE
  • 36 NESTLÉ BUTTERFINGER Hearts
  • 3 pkgs. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • TOPPING
  • 1 container (16 oz.) sour cream
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

FOR CRUST:
GREASE
bottom and side of 9-inch springform pan.

COMBINE graham cracker crumbs and butter in medium bowl. Press onto bottom of prepared pan. Place in freezer for 5 minutes.

FOR CHEESECAKE:
SET
aside 12 Nestlé Hearts to use for garnish. Unwrap and cut remaining Nestlé Hearts in quarters.

BEAT cream cheese and sugar in large mixer bowl until fluffy. Beat in vanilla extract. Beat in eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sprinkle cut Nestlé Hearts over bottom of crust to 1/2-inch from edge. Pour filling into crust.

BAKE for 50 minutes or until center is set and edges begin to crack. Cool for 2 minutes before adding sour cream topping.

FOR TOPPING:
COMBINE
sour cream, sugar and vanilla extract in medium bowl; mix well. Spread over surface of warm cheesecake. Bake for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.

REFRIGERATE for several hours or overnight. Remove side of springform pan. Garnish each slice with one unwrapped Nestlé Heart.

Good but RICH

by S. SHANDRA , MONTGOMERY, TX on Feb. 2008

This was very good but VERY rich! I would chop the butterfinger hearts smaller than in 1/4's only because it leave very big chunks when chewing.

cant wait!

by M. Martha , OCEANSIDE, CA on Jan. 2008

this looks SO GOOD! i cant wait to make this for my fiance for valentines day!

Unexciting Cheesecake

by L. Linda , PHOENIX, AZ on Apr. 2007

My favorite dessert is CHEESECAKE! I enjoy trying different recipes. Your Peanut butter cheesecake was outstanding. This Valentine cheesecake was easy to prepare, but nothing special in taste even with the Butterfingers inside.

OUTSTANDING CHEESECAKE

by D. DIANE , HOWARD, PA on Mar. 2007

I made this for my husband as a Valentine's gift and he loved it. It was not that hard and turned out beautiful. It was a great success. I might use different candy next time I make it.

We enjoyed

by C. Carol , Mexico, MO on Mar. 2007

We enjoyed this recipe. It was after Valentine's Day so I could not use the hearts. I substituted mini butterfingers instead. That worked fine.

wonderful!!!

by k. kelly , PORT ALLEGANY, PA on Feb. 2007

Everyone in my family loves cheescake and this was a big hit. It was very easy for me and I really enjoyed surprising my family.

many steps

by T. Timothy , LAS VEGAS, NV on Feb. 2007

It was a many step effort but well worth the time. It was delcious. I sure will make this again. I could not think of a better present to give someone you love than this cake.

Valentine cheesecake

by e. elaine , little falls, NJ on Feb. 2007

This cheesecake is delicious! It is definately worth the time and effort to make. Everyone will LOVE this dessert!

Perfect Valentine Cheesecake

by L. LOUANN , Plano, TX on Feb. 2007

Easy to follow recipe! Also viewed video regarding no crack cheesecake! Results were incredible for my Valentine! Thank you Nestle for another winner!

LOVE LOVE LOVE!

by M. MICHELE , AVON PARK, FL on Feb. 2007

I made this recipe this weekend. It was GREAT! We all loved it. The recipe was easy to follow and make, plus it tasted great. I would have more left if my parents didn't come over and gobble it up....lol. I will make another one for them next time.