Beat cream cheese, granulated sugar and vanilla in medium bowl with mixer until blended. Add creme de menthe; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended.
Pour into crust.
Bake 40 min. or until center is almost set. Cool. Refrigerate 3 hours. Sprinkle with colored sugar just before serving.
How to Make Shamrock Decoration
Use a 2-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter and place it just above the center of the chilled cheesecake. Sprinkle colored sugar in the cookie cutter. To maintain heart shape, use a light touch when sprinkling crystals. Remove the cookie cutter and place it directly to the right side of the heart you just made, with the bottom points touching. Repeat sprinkling the sugar. Next, make a third and last green heart on the left side of the center heart, again, bottom points touching.
Enjoy a serving of this rich and indulgent cheesecake on a special occasion.
Omit green colored sugar. Prepare recipe as directed, substituting 2 Tbsp. almond-flavored liqueur for the creme de menthe, and using a ready-to-use graham cracker crumb crust. Top with 1 can (21 oz.) cherry pie filling just before serving.
Substitute green cake decorating crystals for the green colored sugar.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g
Saturated Fat 13g
Trans Fat 1g
Total Carbohydrates 31g
Dietary Fiber less than 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.