Coffee and Hazelnut Brittle Cheesecake

2  Ratings
  • 30 min prep
  • 6 hr 20 min total
  • Makes 20 servings, 1 piece (112 g) each.


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Coffee and Hazelnut Brittle Cheesecake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 35 Mr. Christie's Chocolate Wafers, finely crushed (about 1-3/4 cups)
  • 1 cups toasted skinned hazelnuts, coarsely chopped, divided
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 4 pkg. (250 g each) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-1/2 tsp. instant coffee
  • 1/3 cup coffee-flavoured liqueur
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

  • Heat  oven to 325ºF.
  • Line  13x9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Mix wafer crumbs, 1/2 cup nuts and butter; press onto bottom of prepared pan.
  • Beat  cream cheese and 3/4 cup sugar in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Add sour cream; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Dissolve coffee granules in liqueur; stir into batter. Pour over crust.
  • Bake  45 to 50 min. or until centre is almost set. Meanwhile, bring remaining sugar and water to boil in small saucepan on medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Continue boiling, without stirring, 5 to 7 min. or until syrup is thickened and begins to turn golden brown. Remove from heat. Stir in remaining nuts. Spread onto parchment-covered baking sheet. Cool cheesecake and nut brittle.
  • Refrigerate  cheesecake 4 hours. Use foil handles to lift cheesecake from pan before cutting to serve. Break nut brittle into 16 pieces; place 1 on top of each cheesecake piece.

Recipe Tips

Size-WiseDessert can be part of a balanced diet, but remember to keep tabs on portions.

Toasting NutsTo easily toast nuts, spread them in single layer in shallow pan. Bake at 350°F for 5 to 10 min. or until golden brown, stirring occasionally.

How to Crush WafersTo crush wafers without using a food processor, place wafers in large resealable plastic bag. Press bag to remove excess air before sealing bag. Then crush wafers with rolling pin.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 20 servings, 1 piece (112 g) each.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 390 
  • Total fat 27 g
  • Saturated fat 13 g
  • Cholesterol 110 mg
  • Sodium 330 mg
  • Carbohydrate 31 g
  • Dietary fibre 1 g
  • Sugars 25 g
  • Protein 7 g
  • Vitamin A 20 %DV
  • Vitamin C 2 %DV
  • Calcium 8 %DV
  • Iron 8 %DV

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