Carrot Cheesecake

Carrot Cheesecake

By:
Community Classics .
Edited on Mar 06, 2008

Here is a cheesecake version of the Carrot Cake. Hope you like it as well as we do....

Ingredients

CRUST:
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted
FILLING:
3 packages (8-oz) cream cheese, softened
1-1/4 cups sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon sour cream
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1-1/3 cups chopped carrots, cooked and pureed
TOPPING:
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 cup butter, melted

Directions

In a small bowl, combine crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom and 2 in. up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 6-8 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugars until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in the cream, cornstarch, sour cream, vanilla, lemon juice and cinnamon. Fold in carrots. Pour into crust. Place pan on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 16 in. square). Securely wrap foil around pan. Place in a larger baking pan. Add 1 in. of hot water to larger pan. Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes until center is just set.
Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over filling. Bake 7-10 minutes longer. Remove pan from water bath. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer.
Refrigerate overnight. Remove sides of pan.
Yield: 10-12 servings.



Not a NESTLÉ®-tested recipe.


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