Easy White Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe -Divine Make-Ahead Dessert

Easy White Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe -Divine Make-Ahead Dessert

easy White Chocolate Cheesecake recipe

 Easy White Chocolate Cheesecake-Make-Ahead Dessert

Easy White Chocolate Cheesecake recipe is a creamy, rich dessert that is one of my healthy easy recipes! Cheesecake has been touted as the #1 American dessert.  What can be better than a rich tasting but better for you cheesecake recipe!  This fabulous cheesecake is from my Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook. Cheesecakes might be delicious but they are also the perfect make ahead dessert recipe. In fact, cheesecake is a great dessert to put on your holiday menu or any party so you can cross it off the list.

How To Freeze A  Cheesecake

I make this easy white chocolate cheesecake recipe ahead of time.  Then, I let it cool and freeze to pull out whenever I need it. When your cheesecake is frozen, it is also so much easier to remove from the spring form pan to put on your desired serving plate.  I took my White Chocolate Cheesecake out the day before and put in the refrigerator for it to defrost.

easy White Chocolate Cheesecake in spring form pan








Turn Easy White Chocolate Cheesecake Into A SHOWPIECE with my trick!

I usually wait until the day I am serving the cheesecake to put on my finishing touches.  I also want to have it on my serving piece.  I love to top the cheesecake with fresh raspberries and drizzle with melted white chocolate.  I will confess with a story.  One time I made this recipe and didn’t top it with the raspberries and white chocolate–guess what it actually didn’t make the splash it usually does.  We do eat with our eyes and this easy topping will turn this White Chocolate Cheesecake into an extraordinary fancy dessert with such little effort!!!

easy white chocolate cheesecake recipe

My White Chocolate Cheesecake is trim & terrific!

Remember my White Chocolate Cheesecake recipe is from my Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook  which means it is also trim & terrific– which means it is better for you.  This book has SO MANY delicious recipes!!!  If you order cheesecake at a restaurant, it might have 25 grams sat fat and this recipe has 6 grams!  Remember, ALL the recipes from my dinner party menu are from  my cookbooks so you don’t leave the party stuffed! If you missed my first post for my Dinner Party Recipes Entertaining Series, you will want to check it out ASAP.

easy white chocolate cheesecake recipe with raspberries










White Chocolate Cheesecake from Gulf Coast Favorites Cookbook

White chocolate and cheesecake are outrageously delicious when combined in one dazzling dessert. You will be begging for a second piece. Serve with raspberries.

Makes 16 servings

1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup old fashioned oatmeal
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 tablespoons butter, melted
3 (8-ounce) packages reduced fat cream cheese
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 egg whites
1/4 cup all purpose flour
3 ounces white chocolate, melted
1 cup fat free sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven 325°F.
2. In bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, oatmeal, 2 tablespoons sugar, almond extract, and butter. Press onto the bottom and sides of spring-form pan.
3. In mixing bowl, beat together cream cheese and 2/3 cup sugar until light. Add eggs and egg whites, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour and white chocolate, mixing well. Add sour cream and vanilla: mix well.
4. Pour into prepared crust and bake for 55 minutes. Remove from oven, cool to room
temperature, and refrigerate until well chilled. Remove from pan and serve.

Nutritional information per serving Calories 217 | Calories from fat 44% | Fat 11 g Saturated Fat 6 g | Cholesterol 55 mg | Sodium 197 mg Carbohydrate 23 g | Dietary Fiber 0 g | Sugars 16 g | Protein 7 g Diabetic Exchanges 1 1/2 carbohydrate | 1 lean meat | 2 fat

I use this recipe for dinner parties all the time.  Here’s more of my easy party recipes.

All recipes listed are on my Dinner Party Post:

Candied Pecan Brie, Gingersnaps

Pepper Dijon Tenderloin, Horseradish Sauce

Barbecue Shrimp over Cheese Grits

Chocolate Peanut Butter Trifle

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With over 1 million cookbooks sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy, healthy and practical recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the American Diabetes Association.Clegg has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post.She has consulted for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country.
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