Valentine Cheesecake

This Valentine Cheesecake makes a delicious elegant dessert for that special Valentine dinner.

Valentine Cheesecake

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate Graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter , melted

Cheesecake

  • 36 NESTLÉ BUTTERFINGER Hearts
  • NESTLÉ Milk Chocolate Hearts
  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs

Topping

  • 1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Crust: Grease bottom and side of 9-inch springform pan.
  3. Combine Graham cracker crumbs and butter in medium bowl. Press onto bottom of prepared pan. Place in freezer for 5 minutes.
  4. Cheesecake: Set aside 12 Nestlé Hearts to use for garnish.
  5. Unwrap and cut remaining Nestlé Hearts in quarters.
  6. 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 Hearts over bottom of crust to 1/2-inch from edge. Pour filling into crust.
  7. Bake for 50 minutes or until center is set and edges begin to crack.
  8. Cool for 2 minutes before adding sour cream topping.
  9. Topping: Combine sour cream, sugar and vanilla extract in medium bowl; mix well. Spread over surface of warm cheesecake.
  10. Bake for 5 minutes.
  11. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.
  12. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  13. Remove side of springform pan. Garnish each slice with one unwrapped Nestlé Heart.

Prep: 30 min | Cook: 50 min | Servings: 12

Nutritional information: Calories: 570 Calories from Fat: 350 Total Fat: 39 g Saturated Fat: 23 g Cholesterol: 145 mg Sodium: 330 mg Carbohydrates: 48 g Dietary Fiber: .5 g Sugars: 37 g Protein: 9 g

Recipe and photo used with permission from: Nestlé and meals.com

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