Carrot Cheesecake with Crumb Crust

Carrot Cheesecake with Crumb Crust

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"Pureed carrot mixes with cream cheese in this very elegant cheesecake that also has a gingersnap and graham cracker crust."

Ingredients

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 347 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 24.9 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 26.8g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 6.4 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 113 mg
  • 38%
  • Sodium:
  • 203 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil, and cook carrots until very tender about 45 minutes. Drain cooked carrots. Return them to a moderate heat for a minute or so to cook off excess moisture.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, gingersnap crumbs, 2/3 cup ground nuts, and sugar; toss well. Work in butter until mixture is crumbly. Pat over bottom and up sides of a buttered 9 inch springform pan. Bake the crust for 7 minutes. Turn oven down to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Transfer carrots to food processor and puree for 30 seconds. Scrape down side, and puree again until absolutely smooth. Add brown sugar, ginger, lemon juice, orange zest, cinnamon, mace and allspice to the processor, and puree for 30 seconds. Scrape down sides, and repeat. Let mixture stand until cool.
  4. Add cream cheese to cooled carrot mixture, and puree for 1 minute; scrape down sides every 20 seconds. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Pour batter into crust, and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup chopped nuts.
  5. Bake for about 50 minutes; cake tester will come out clean. Let cool. Cover loosely, and refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.
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Very pretty, but kind of bland; I made the following changes; 1) after pureeing the carrots, add *double* all of the spices and juices (I use orange/lemon juice/zest interchangeably), as well as...

I used strained babyfood carrots to cut the prep time.

I made this recipe for a meeting and was a little disappointed. Even using the water bath it cracked and a skin formed. I ultimately removed the unsightly skin and topped it with whipped cream...