White Chocolate Cheesecake

Amount   Measure   Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------   ------------   --------------------------------
9   ounces   chocolate wafer cookies -- crushed
1/2   cup   unsalted butter -- melted
8   ounces   white chocolate chips
24   ounces  low fat cream cheese
3/4   cup   sugar
3   large   eggs -- room temperature
1/2   cup   heavy cream
1 1/2   teaspoons   vanilla extract
2   cups   white chocolate -- finely chopped
1   cup  heavy cream
2   ounces   orange liqueur -- or other spirit
  vegetable oil spray

Mix cookie crumbs and butter together. Press into bottom of pan and 1 inch up the sides.

Mix cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy.

Beat in eggs one at a time mixing well after each addition.

Melt white chocolate. Slowly add to cream cheese mixture.

Add vanilla and 1/2 cup of heavy cream. Blend well. Pour into springform pan.

Place pan in roasting pan and fill half way up with warm water. Bake for 50 - 60 minutes or until center is just firm. Cool for 1 hour at room temperature. Refrigerate until set before removing from pan.

To make sauce Heat 1 cup of cream to boiling. Pour over white chocolate and let set soften for 2 minutes. Stir with spoon until melted. Add liqueur and mix well. Pour over cheesecake.

Makes 12 servings
Per Serving: 784 Calories; 52g Fat (58.6% calories from fat); 13g Protein; 70g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 147mg Cholesterol; 582mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 9 1/2 Fat; 4 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.
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