Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a Bit-of-Irish Cheesecake! A nip of Irish cream liqueur and pecan crust make this Bit-of-Irish Cheesecake a crowd-pleaser.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 16 servings
1-1/2 cups finely chopped PLANTERS Pecans
2 Tbsp. sugar
3 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted
4 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
3 Tbsp. flour
1 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
1/4 cup Irish cream liqueur
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Please use alcohol responsibly.
Let's Make It
Heat oven to 325°F.
Combine nuts, 2 Tbsp. sugar and butter; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Bake 10 min.
Meanwhile, beat cream cheese, 1 cup sugar and flour in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add sour cream and liqueur; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended.
Pour cream cheese batter over crust. Bake 1 hour 5 min. or until center is almost set. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate cheesecake 4 hours.
This is the perfect dessert to serve at your annual St. Patrick's Day celebration. Since it serves 16, one cheesecake goes a long way in feeding the crowd!
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day by garnishing the chilled cheesecake with a candy shamrock. Use rolling pin to flatten 3 sugar-coated candy spearmint leaves. Cut each into heart shape with small cookie cutter or sharp knife. Arrange on cheesecake as shown in photo to resemble shamrock, using trimmings to make stem.
Cappuccino Cheesecake in Nut Crust
Prepare as directed, substituting 1 Tbsp. MAXWELL HOUSE Instant Coffee and 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon dissolved in 1/4 cup boiling water for the liqueur in the cheesecake filling.
Prepare using PLANTERS Walnuts.
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day by garnishing the chilled cheesecake with green colored sugar just before serving. Or, sprinkle the green colored sugar over a shamrock-shaped template placed on top of chilled cheesecake; remove template to reveal the shamrock design.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34g
Saturated Fat 16g
Trans Fat 1g
Total Carbohydrates 20g
Dietary Fiber 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.