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Citrus Cheesecake

Serves 12-16

Ingredients:

    Ginger Crust:
  • 1 1/2 cups ginger snap crumbs, approximately 36 (1 1/2-inch) cookies
  • 5 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • Filling:
  • 5 eggs, separated and room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 cup Stonewall Kitchen Mimosa Jam
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. To make ginger snap crumbs; place ginger snap cookies in a food processor and process until fine crumbs are formed.
  3. Combine ginger snap crumbs, melted butter and brown sugar. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Press crumb mixture in the bottom of a 9-inch spring form pan. Bake crust in a 350 degree F oven for 8 minutes.
  5. Place egg yolks in a mixer (or use a hand mixer) and beat on medium speed for 5 minutes.
  6. In a small bowl, combine the sugar and flour before adding to the egg yolk mixture.
  7. In a small saucepan heat the butter, Mimosa Jam, lemon and orange zest.
  8. Add the cream cheese, salt and jam mixture to the egg yolks. Mix until uniformly blended.
  9. In a separate bowl, whip egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold into cheese mixture.
  10. Whip cream until stiff peaks form and fold into cheese mixture.
  11. Pour cheesecake mixture over prepared crust. Place pan in center of the 350 degree F oven. Bake for 30 minutes. Reduce heat to 225 degrees F and bake an additional 30 minutes or until center of cheesecake barely jiggles when the pan is tapped. Cool completely.
  12. Once cheesecake is completely cooled, decoratively top cheesecake with your favorite berries. Melt 2 Tablespoons of Mimosa Jam and brush over berries as a glaze.
  13. Cheesecake can be prepared a day ahead and kept covered and chilled in the refrigerator.

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