Mojito Cheesecake

Capture the flavors of the popular mojito cocktail in this cheesecake. It's a refreshing way to top off a meal.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 40 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

Crust

2
cups crushed vanilla wafers (about 60 wafers)
1/4
cup butter, melted

Filling

3
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1
cup granulated sugar
1/4
cup light rum
1
tablespoon grated lime peel
2
tablespoons fresh lime juice
3
eggs

Topping

1
cup (1/2 pint) whipping cream
3
tablespoons powdered sugar
2
teaspoons light rum
2
tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Wrap outside bottom and side of 9-inch springform pan with heavy-duty foil to prevent leaking. Spray inside bottom and side of pan with cooking spray. In small bowl, mix crust ingredients. Press in bottom of pan. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Reduce oven temperature to 300°F. Cool crust 10 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat cream cheese, granulated sugar, 1/4 cup rum, the lime peel and lime juice with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, just until blended. Pour filling over crust.
  • 3 Bake at 300°F 55 to 65 minutes or until edge of cheesecake is set at least 2 inches from edge of pan but center of cheesecake still jiggles slightly when moved. Turn oven off; open oven door 4 inches. Let cheesecake remain in oven 30 minutes. Run small metal spatula around edge of pan to loosen cheesecake. Cool in pan on cooling rack 30 minutes. Refrigerate at least 6 hours or overnight.
  • 4 To serve, run small spatula around edge of pan; carefully remove foil and side of pan. In chilled medium bowl, beat topping ingredients with electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Cut cheesecake into slices; top each slice with whipped cream. Garnish with fresh mint sprig, if desired. Cover; refrigerate any remaining cheesecake.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
(
Calories from Fat
220),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
25%
(Saturated Fat
14g,
14%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
110mg
110%;
Sodium
220mg
220%;
Total Carbohydrate
24g
24%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
19g
19%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.