SUNSET® WOW™ Berry Cheesecake with Ginger Crust
8SUNSET® WOW™ Berry Cheesecake with Ginger CrustServes 8
1515 Mins 210 Mins 225 Mins
- 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 3/4 cup crumbled gingersnap cookies
- 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
- 3 Tbsp melted unsalted butter
- 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 5 (250g) packages cream cheese, room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- Basil sugar
- Fresh WOW™ berries
- Basil Sugar
- 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Position rack in center of oven.
- In a medium bowl, combine all crust ingredients. Press mixture evenly into bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Bake until crust lightly browns, approximately 10 minutes. Cool to room temperature.
- Wrap bottom and sides of springform pan with aluminum foil. Place into roasting pan and set aside.
- In stand mixer with paddle attachment on medium speed, beat cream cheese and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time. Add sour cream, lemon juice and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Scrape down sides of bowl throughout the process and beat until filling is velvety smooth.
- Pour filling onto crust and place roasting pan in oven. Carefully pour hot water into roasting pan until about halfway up the sides of springform pan.
- Bake until top of cake sets but center still jiggles slightly when touched, approximately 1 hour. Remove springform pan from water bath, discard foil and cool to room temperature.
- Refrigerate cake until completely chilled, about 3 hours. Run a paring knife along sides of cake to separate it from pan, then unlatch and remove pan.
- Transfer cheesecake to serving platter. Top with fresh WOW™ berries and lightly sprinkle basil sugar.
- In a food processor, combine sugar and basil until sugar turns green and fragrant.
- Save extra basil sugar to sprinkle on your next fruit salad or morning oatmeal.
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