Creme Brulee Cheesecake

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Creme Brulee Cheesecake
Category: Dessert recipes
Servings: 20 slices
Time: 4½ hours
Difficulty: Medium
| American cuisine | Vegetarian Cuisine | Holiday Recipes


  • ¾ cup sugar


  1. In a bowl, mix vanilla wafer crumbs, butter and brown sugar until well-blended.
  2. Pat the wafer mixture into the bottom and sides of a 10-inch springform pan.
  3. Set aside.
  1. In a large bowl, mix cream cheese, sour cream and 1½ cups sugar on medium speed of electric mixer until smooth.
  2. Add eggs, heavy cream and orange peel.
  3. Beat until all the mixture is smooth.
  4. Pour cream cheese mixture into the springform pan.
  5. Place the springform pan into a larger pan.
  6. Add boiling water to the larger pan to come halfway up the sides of the springform pan.
  7. Bake for 50 minutes or until set.
  8. Carefully remove the springform pan from the water and cool at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  9. Refrigerate for 3 hours.
  10. Remove cake from the springform pan.
  1. Sprinkle sugar on top of cheesecake.
  2. Broil under the oven broiler until the sugar melts and browns (be careful not to burn the sugar).

Tips, Notes, and Variations[edit]

  • The sugar can also be melted with a cooking torch.
  • The cheesecake may be served with fresh or frozen strawberries or blueberries.