Thursday, August 19, 2010

Honors Reception

Tonight I had my first honors event! It was just an informational meeting also with an introduction of the new honors students for the 2010-2011 school year! This may sound weird but I am actually so ready to go back to school. Everyone at SCC is so friendly and concerned with "your" success.

I have been searching the internet ever since my boyfriend and I tried the Cheesecake Factory's White Chocolate Blueberry Cheesecake. I have finally found a recipe similar to what I think the Cheesecake Factory's recipe would be.


2 cups crushed graham crackers
1 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup clarified butter, melted
2 tablespoons caramel topping
1 bag of small white chocolate chips

1 pound white chocolate, chopped
4 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
4 eggs, beaten
2 egg yolks
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

I can of canned blueberrys
2 teaspoons lemon juice

1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C). Make the crust: In a food processor, blend together the graham cracker crumbs, almonds and sugar until the almonds are ground fine. Pour in the melted butter and caramel while processing, until mixture is combined. Press the mixture onto the bottom, and half way up the side of a 10 inch springform pan. Pour and press white chocolate chips on the top of the crust.

2. Make the filling: In a metal bowl over a pan of barely simmering water, melt the white chocolate, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and set aside. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and 3/4 cup sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs and the egg yolks, one at a time. Beat in the flour and the vanilla and blend in the melted white chocolate slowly, beating until the filling is well combined. Pour filling into crust.

3. Bake in the middle of preheated oven for 1 hour. Then turn off the heat, and crack the oven door an inch, letting the cheesecake cool in the oven to room temperature. Cover loosely and refrigerate overnight before removing from pan.
Pour canned blueberrys in a bowl and mix lemon juice in. Pour topping on top of cheesecake and serve.

***I made a few adjustments to the recipe such as added the white chocolate chips at the top of the crust/bottem of filling just to make this recipe more similar to the Cheesecake Factorys recipe. The original recipe also had a really complicated topping using fresh blueberrys and cornstarch. So that is why I simplified it just using the canned blueberrys which is simple and just as good!

I'm going to try and make these sometime this weekend!
Well I'm off to bed!


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