Cranberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake

Cranberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake Category Cake 
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------------------------------------CAKE------------------------------------ 4 oz White chocolate, chopped

2 pk 8-oz cream cheese

3/4 c Sugar

3 Eggs

2 ts Vanilla

pn Salt 3 c Sour cream

-----------------------------------CRUST----------------------------------- 1 c Graham cracker crumbs

2 T Butter, melted

2 oz White chocolate, chopped

-----------------------------------GLAZE----------------------------------- 2 c Cranberries

1/3 c Sugar

1 ts Cornstarch

Grated white chocolate for Garnish if desired Crust: Stir crumbs with butter until well moistened; stir in chocolate. Press into the bottom of a greased 9-inch springform pan. Centre pan on a 20 X 14 inch piece of foil; press up tightly around side of pan. Bake in

325F oven for 8 minutes. Let cool on a rack.

Cake: In a double boiler melt chocolate. Let cool. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until softened. Gradually beat in sugar; beat for 3 minutes or until fluffy. On low speed, beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla, chocolate and salt; stir in sour cream. Pour onto crust. Set cake pan onto a larger shallow pan; pour in enough hot water to come 1 ~ inch up the side. Bake at 325F for 1 1/4 hours or until the edge is set but centre still jiggles slightly. Turn oven off; let cool in oven for 1 hour. Remove from larger pan and remove foil; let cool on a rack. Cover and refrigerate over night. Glaze: In saucepan cook cranberries and 1/4 cup water, partially covered, just until boiling. Stir in sugar and return to a boil; cook for 2 minutes or until sugar is dissolved but berries have not popped. Drain, reserving juice and berries seperately. Remove cake from pan; place on cake plate. Return juice to saucepan; blend in cornstarch. Cook, whisking, until boiling and thickened; let cool slightly. Spoon berries around edge of the cake. Spoon glaze over top. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until set. Garnish with chocolate gratings. Canadian Living December 1993

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