Gingerbread Cheesecake

Gingerbread Cheesecake

Recipe Courtesy of St. Supéry Estate Chef

INGREDIENTS

Crust
1 ½ cups gingerbread cookies, crushed into crumbs
8 oz melted butter, unsalted

Filling
36 oz cream cheese, room temperature
4 eggs
1 ¼ cup sugar, white
¼ cup molasses, unfiltered
1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
1 teaspoon nutmeg, ground
1 teaspoon clove, ground
1 teaspoon ginger, ground
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Salted Caramel sauce
4 oz butter, unsalted
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt, Kosher

INSTRUCTIONS

Crust
Combine crumbs and butter in a bowl. The consistency should be like wet sand. Press into a 9-inch spring form pan. Set aside.

Filling
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add the eggs, spices, and vanilla extract. Mix until combined evenly. Pour into the crust and bake for 40 minutes in a water bath. Remove from the oven and let cool for 1 hour. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours minimum.

Sauce
In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the sugar and salt. Stir until bubbly. Add vanilla extract.

Presentation
On a plate, place a slice of the cheesecake in the center. Top with salted caramel sauce and ice cream, if desired.

Wine Pairing: Napa Valley Estate Moscato

The Napa Valley Estate Moscato is so inviting, with a nose of ripe peach and white flowers. The Gingerbread Cheesecake is a wonderfully layered dessert utilizing holiday spices to enliven the palate and enhance the character of the cardamom ice cream. The fruit of the St. Supéry Moscato brings a refreshing contrast to the powerful flavors of the cheesecake. This delightful dessert highlights a touch of brightness in the wine.

Serves As

Dessert

A great wine to celebrate

New Year’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas

Pairs nicely with

Napa Valley Estate Moscato

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