Easy Springtime Cheesecake

Easy Springtime Cheesecake

Prep:
30 mins
Cooking:
50 mins
Level:
Easy
Cooling:
180 mins
Yields:
12

This Easy Springtime Cheesecake makes a delicious and elegant dessert.

Ingredients

  • CRUST
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, melted
  • CHEESECAKE
  • 36 NESTLÉ BUTTERFINGER or Milk Chocolate NestEggs
  • 3 pkgs. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 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 NestEggs to use for garnish. Unwrap and cut remaining Nestlé NestEggs 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 NestEggs 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 NestEgg.


NOTE: Try substituting 1 1/2 cups NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Milk Chocolate Morsels or Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels in place of 36 NESTLÉ NestEggs.

Sprinkle 1 cup morsels over bottom of crust before pouring filling into crust. After cheesecake is baked and cooled, sprinkle 1/2 cup morsels around top edge of cheesecake as garnish.

Baker's Comments

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size
    1/12 of recipe
  • Calories 590
  • Calories from Fat 370

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

% Daily Value *

  • Total Fat 41g 62%
  • Saturated Fat 24g 120%
  • Cholesterol 145mg 48%
  • Sodium 290mg 12%
  • Carbohydrates 49g 16%
  • Dietary Fiber .5g 4%
  • Sugars 39g
  • Protein 9g
  • Vitamin A 25%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 10%
  • Iron 6%

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