Monday, January 11, 2010

White Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

I made these twice in a week because they were so yummy. Easy- in fact my gourmet chef of a daughter made the first batch herself. I used the Lindt balls and was worried because they have the soft chocolate middle. Wasted worries because they were wonderful.


White Chocolate and Lime Cheesecake Bars

Bon App├ętit | October 2007

Ingredients

· 7 ounces white chocolate, chopped, extra for garnish

· 27 oreos

· 1/2 cup chilled whipping cream

· 1 8oz package of cream cheese, room temperature

· 3 Tb sugar

· 3 Tb lime juice

· 1 Tb finely grated lime peel (I preferred it without)

Directions

Crust:

Line 8x8x2-inch square baking pan with foil, extending over all sides. Stir chopped white chocolate in small metal bowl set over saucepan of barely simmering water until melted and smooth.

Remove bowl from over water.

Finely grind cookies in processor.

Add 2 tablespoons melted white chocolate and blend until mixture clumps together.

Firmly press mixture onto bottom of prepared pan.

Chill while making filling.

Filling:

Beat whipping cream in medium bowl until peaks form.

Beat cream cheese, sugar, lime juice, and lime peel in large bowl until smooth.

Beat in remaining melted white chocolate.

Fold in whipped cream in 2 additions; spread over prepared crust.

Chill until filling is slightly firm, at least 2 hours.

Using foil as aid, lift cheesecake out of pan.

Cut into bars.

Garnish with chocolate curls, if desired, and lime slices or twists.


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