Saffron and Cointreau Cheesecake on Gingerbread

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"This saffron and Cointreau cheesecake flavored with honey is built on a gingersnap crust."
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9 h 5 m servings 459 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 459 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 35.8 g
  • 55%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.9g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 109 mg
  • 36%
  • Sodium:
  • 236 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Place the cookies and butter in a blender. Blend until you have a slightly-moist and crumbly mixture. Press the crumbs into the base of a 9 inch springform pan; refrigerate.
  2. Heat the Cointreau in a small saucepan until it begins to steam; add the saffron threads. Remove from heat and allow to rest for 20 minutes.
  3. Beat the cream cheese with an electric hand mixer on low speed until softened. Slowly beat in the honey and orange zest. Add the saffron mixture and continue to beat. Pour in the cream while continuing to beat on the lowest speed until the mixture is thick enough to firmly hold its shape. Spoon the mixture over the crust. Chill overnight.


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mmmmmmmmmm yummy! I was a bit skeptical about this because of the gingerbread but it turned out quite well :D Great idea!

Great cheesecake.... It won my bakeoff!!! The gingerbread base was the best!!

Interesting combination of flavors, the crust was excellent, the filling was ok, although I couldn't finish even eating mine. I served to 2 guests that are cheesecake buffs and they were not ov...

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