Marvelous Fresh Ginger Cheesecake Recipe
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Marvelous Fresh Ginger Cheesecake

2 cup Ground pecans
2 tbsp Brown sugar
1 tsp Ground ginger
1 large Egg white beaten till frothy
1 tsp Lemon zest finely grated

2 lbs Cream cheese, room temp
3/4 cup Granulated white sugar
4 large Eggs lightly beaten
1/2 cup Heavy cream
1 tsp Vanilla extract
8 oz Ginger preserves
2 tsp Ground ginger
1 tbsp Fresh ginger (finely grated)
Minced candied ginger -for garnish

Crust: mix nuts with brown sugar , egg white, ginger and lemon rind until mixture is just bound together. Press into bottom and sides of 9 inch springform pan.

Filling: beat cream cheese and sugar together until smooth and light. Add eggs, cream, vanilla, ginger preserves, ground ginger, and fresh ginger. Mix thoroughly and pour into prepared nut crust. Bake at 300 for 1 hour and 40 minutes. Cool 1 hour in turned off oven. Cool completely before chilling in refrigerator.

Garnish with candied ginger.

This needs one day to mellow! serve in very thin wedges..very rich. Would be delightful served with fresh sliced ripe juicy peaches alongside.

Yield: 16 servings


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