A carrot cheesecake perfect for Easter or any spring celebration!
With spring in the air, we wanted to make a dessert that would reflect the fresh start of the seasons. This carrot cheese cake was new to us, so in the spirit of something new, we decided to give it a try. The carrot flavor in the cheesecake is subtlety sweet and makes for a beautiful color.
Combined with a graham cracker crust, a cream cheese frosting topping, and fresh grated nutmeg on top, it tastes like a creamy version of carrot cake! This would be a perfect dessert for a nice spring evening or for Easter brunch!
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- 2 cups crushed graham crackers
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
- 3 packages, (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
- 1 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 Tbsp sour cream or Greek yogurt
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- dash nutmeg
- 1 1/3 cup carrots, cooked and pureed
- 3 oz cream cheese, softened
- 2 Tbsp butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 Tbsp sour cream
- Combine crumbs and sugar in a small bowl.
- Stir in butter.
- Press into the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan, continue pressing up the sides as well, to about 1 inch.
- Bake at 350 degrees 6-8 minutes. Cool.
- Beat cream cheese and sugars until smooth. Add eggs.
- Beat on low until just combined. Stir in cream, cornstarch, sour cream, vanilla, lemon juice and spices.
- Fold in carrots. Pour into crust.
- Double fold aluminum foil around springform pan.
- Place into a large pan and add 1 inch hot water.
- Bake 65-70 minutes at 350 degrees until the center is just set. Cool.
- Beat cream cheese and butter. Add powdered sugar a little at a time.
- Add vanilla and sour cream. Mix well.
- Top cooled cheesecake. Place in refrigerator until serving.
- Can be made 2-5 days in advance.
- Garnish cheesecake with fresh grated nutmeg.
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