No-Bake White Chocolate Cheesecakes with Mulled Wine Fruit

No-Bake White Chocolate Cheesecakes with Mulled Wine Fruit

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)

Instructions

  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.
  9. Notes
  10. Can be made in any size - individual or 1 (9-inch) cheesecake
  11. Cheesecake can be made up to three days ahead of time
  12. Mulled fruit can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container up to 2 weeks in the fridge
  13. 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
  14. Use a high-quality white chocolate, not chips.
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