Category : Recipes
2 cups gingersnap crumbs
6 tablespoons melted butter, plus extra butter for pan
1/4 cup sugar or honey
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
1 (12-ounce) log goat cheese
12 ounces sour cream
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Topping: Melted caramels and chopped pecans.
Special equipment: 9-inch springform pan
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
To make the crust:
Stir all of the ingredients together in a large bowl. Butter a 9-inch springform pan. Press the crumb mixture onto the bottom and about halfway up the sides of the pan.
To make the cheese cake filling:
Beat the cream and goat cheeses in the bowl of an electric stand mixer with the paddle attachment until light and fluffy. Add the sour cream and beat to combine. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each egg is added, until thoroughly combined. Beat in the sugar and vanilla until just combined.
Pour the filling into the prepared crust. Put on a baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for 55 to 60 minutes. Rotate the baking sheet halfway through the cooking process. If the cheesecake starts to color, tent the springform pan with aluminum foil.
Remove the cheesecake from the oven and let it cool completely before serving, as it continues to set as it cools. It is best to refrigerate overnight before serving. Cut the cake into wedges and serve with melted caramel or chocolate and pecans.