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White Chocolate Cheesecakes with Mulled Wine Fruit

White Chocolate Cheesecakes with Mulled Wine Fruit

  • 2 Hours, 30 Minutes
  • 8 People
  • Easy
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In partnership with BakedBree, these white chocolate cheesecakes are a dream! With super simple preparation, you can serve these individually, which is great for gatherings and holiday dinners. Alternatively, you could make one large cheesecake, making it in a springform pan.

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Ingredients

  • 2 (4.4 oz) packages Walkers Shortbread Gingerbread Men + more for garnish
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 8 ounces white chocolate
  • 2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste or extract
  • Zest from one orange
  • 1 T. orange juice
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • Mulled Fruit
  • 2 ½ cups mixed berries - blackberries, raspberries, cherries
  • ¼ cup red wine or cranberry juice
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • Pinch salt
  • Zest from one orange
  • Juice from one orange
  • Whipped Cream (optional)
  • Sugared Cranberries (optional)
  • Thyme or rosemary springs (optional)
  • Notes
  • Can be made in any size - individual or 1 (9-inch) cheesecake
  • Cheesecake can be made up to three days ahead of time
  • Mulled fruit can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container up to 2 weeks in the fridge
  • It is very important that cream cheese be at room temperature or it will not get that smooth and creamy texture you are looking for
  • Use a high-quality white chocolate, not chips.
White Chocolate Cheesecakes with Mulled Wine Fruit

Method

1
Add the Walkers Shortbread Gingerbread Men to a food processor and pulse until fine crumbs. Pour into a bowl and add melted butter. Mix until combined and resemble wet sand. Set aside.
2
Melt the white chocolate in a double boiler over gently simmering water. Set aside to cool.
3
Add the cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla bean paste, orange zest, and orange juice to the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat on medium speed until smooth, scraping the bowl occasionally. This takes about 3 minutes. Gradually add the cooled white chocolate. Transfer to a large bowl.
4
Add the heavy cream to the same bowl and whip with the cream until stiff peaks form.
5
Fold ⅓ of the cream into the cream cheese mixture to lighten. Fold in the remaining cream until well combined.
6
To make the mulled wine fruit, add the fruit, wine or juice, spices, salt, orange zest, and orange juice to a small saucepan. Cover with a lid and cook on medium-low heat until the juices release from the fruit and begin to soften, about 5 to 10 minutes, depending on the fruit. Remove from heat and let cool.
7
To assemble the cheesecakes, spoon 2-3 tablespoons of the Walkers Shortbread Gingerbread Men mixture into the bottom of a glass. Spoon or pipe cheesecake filling over the crust. Chill in the refrigerator for 4 hours or overnight, covered loosely with plastic wrap.
8
When ready to serve, top with mulled fruit. Garnish with whipped cream, a whole Walkers Shortbread Gingerbread Man, and sugared cranberries.
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