This White Chocolate Cranberry Cheesecake looks like Christmas doesn’t it?
I think this White Chocolate Cranberry Cheesecake should be the designated dessert for the holidays!
The one thing my husband can’t stand about me blogging is waiting to eat food that looks like this. It took him 3 days to get a slice of this cheesecake. Partially because I am lazy, but I really wanted to make this cheesecake pretty. I had a serious vision when I was making this White Chocolate Cranberry Cheesecake. I wanted to make a cheesecake that would put me in the mindset of the North Pole at Christmas time. In my childlike imagination, I envision the North Pole looking cold but not the weather isn’t cold. Everyone just wears sweaters, fabulous pea coats, and boots because that is just what you wear in the North Pole. Kind of like how everyone wears bikinis and speedos on South Beach in Miami knowing that half of them should not be showing that much body. I’m just saying.
While walking through the North Pole, everything is dusted with snow, not ice, and as you are walking through the city the trees look like sugared plums and pine trees. The baby deer actually come up to you, there is Christmas music playing in the air, and liquor stores only sell Buttered Rum and Spiked Egg Nog. That is my fantasy of what Christmas in the North Pole looks like all year long! It’s pretty impressive that a 32 year old woman has a childlike and detailed imagination still intact, huh? You know what is really funny, even though I still have some innocence about Christmas, I look forward to sleeping in every year. I just lay around in my pj’s and watch Christmas classics. Anyways, this White Chocolate Cranberry Cheesecake looks like Christmas and if I was able walk through this cheesecake, it would look the way I just described.
Now let me say, there are a few components to this cheesecake. Don’t let that discourage you but this is not a dessert that you make if you are in a hurry. This is an overnight success! Let’s see you have to make the cheesecake, cranberry filling, white chocolate ganache, and the sugared cranberries for garnish of course. One thing I can actually say is that you don’t need all those components. If you just want to make the cheesecake itself, then that will be fine. However, I have to say you will not get the entire “Christmas Cheesecake Experience” (that is what I am calling it). I mean this is an awesome dessert and it is so different from the traditional Christmas desserts! Wait, what are traditional Christmas desserts? Pecan Pie? Wait that is Thanksgiving. Oh well, my White Chocolate Cranberry Cheesecake is Christmas new dessert! It looks the part, if I do say so myself!
Sugared Cranberries recipe adapted by Damn DeliciousPrint