Mojito Cheesecake

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

Minutes

Total Time

8:40

Hrs:Mins

Makes

16

servings

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.
Makes 16 servings

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 340
    • (Calories from Fat 220),
  • Total Fat 25g
    • (Saturated Fat 14g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 110mg;
  • Sodium 220mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 24g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 19g),
  • Protein 4g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.