Christmas In a Bite: Gingerbread Cheesecake
This recipe comes from our article: Stop! Don’t Throw Out Those Christmas Leftovers Don’t know what to do with all those gingerbread men? You can use them as a base for cheesecake. Have the option of serving cheesecake in bite-sized portions makes for a delicious New Year’s party snack.

Ingredients

  340 g gingerbread men (you can use ginger snaps)
  55 g unsalted butter
  340 g cream cheese, room temperature
  140 g sugar
  Large egg, beaten
  Large egg yolk
  3 tbsp of sour cream
  1 tsp of vanilla extract
  2 tbsp of candied ginger, finely chopped
  ½ tsp of cinnamon powder

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 175°C. Coat a 13-inch baking sheet with butter.

2

Place gingerbread men into food processor and pulse into a fine crumb. Mix crumbs with melted butter. Press the crumbs evenly into the bottom of baking sheet. Bake crust for 10 minutes or until firm. Let cool.

3

Mix cream cheese in a stand mixer until soft. Stir in beaten egg, egg yolk, sugar, sour cream, cinnamon and vanilla extract until evenly incorporated.

4

Pour cream cheese mixture onto the crust and spread evenly with a spatula. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until mixture is slightly firm but not brown. Let cool completely on a wire rack. Cover the baking sheet in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 1 hour to set. To serve, cut the cheesecake into slices, or squares for a snack.