Creme de Menthe Cheesecake

"This is from one of those Pillsbury cookbooks they sell by the supermarket cashiers; I bought the booklet specifically because this recipe sounded so good. Haven't tried it yet, though!"
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Ready In:
1hr 25mins




  • Preheat oven to 300F; have ready an ungreased 9-inch springform pan.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the two crust ingredients; mix well.
  • Press in the bottom and up the sides of the pan; set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, with electric mixer, beat cream cheese until it is fluffy; slowly beat in sugar, beating until smooth.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Stir in the cream and liqueur until well blended, then pour into the crust-lined springform pan.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 70 minutes or until the edges are set, but the centre jiggles ever so slightly when the pan is gently shaken.
  • Turn oven off and leave the oven door open at least four inches; let the cheesecake sit in the oven for 30 minutes, or until the centre now appears set.
  • Remove from oven and place on a wire rack on your counter for one hour, or until completely cooled.
  • Cover, then refrigerate for at least three hours before serving.
  • Just before serving, carefully run a table knife around the edges of the crust to loosen, then carefully remove the sides of the pan.
  • If desired, garnish individual servings with whipped cream and a crumbled or chopped chocolate mint (the kind that has the green stripe).

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  1. Another 5 star winning for Lennie! I prepared this as part of Chia's St. Paddy's Day Potluck, and so glad I selected it! The Creme de Menthe Green was perfect for St. Paddy's Day and the flavor was the mint that I love! Cheesecake and mint - a perfect combination! Easy to prepare and a very special treat! Thanks for sharing this one, Lennie!
  2. I really enjoyed this. I made a cheesecake like this 20 years ago for my spouse and he loved it. I really didn't care for it at the time but I don't like chocolate. He requested it again so I looked it up because I lost the recipe. I love this cheesecake and so does my spouse. I took some to worked and they thought it was great. I plan on making another one for a party this weekend. I have been asked for the recipe and will definitely share.
  3. I just made this for a Christmas open house and it was a winner. However, because I wanted all finger food, I made individual mini-cheesecakes in silver cupcake papers which looked very festive. This recipe made 24. Just bake them for 30 minutes but otherwise follow the recipe.
  4. I'm delighted to hear about your cheesecake success and the fond memories it brings. It's heartwarming that your spouse's request led you to rediscover and love this recipe. The positive reception at work and the upcoming party invitation clearly speak to the delicious impact your cheesecake is making. Sharing the recipe is a wonderful way to spread the joy of your culinary creation!
  5. Delicious and easy! Just what I like in a dessert! I made it for Christmas dinner and everyone liked it.


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