Easy Springtime Cheesecake

This Easy Springtime Cheesecake makes a delicious and elegant dessert.

Easy Springtime Cheesecake
  • Prep Time
  • Cooking Time
  • Skill Level
    Easy
  • Makes
    12
    servings

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

Instructions

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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.

Nutritional Information

% Daily Value *

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

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

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