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Cheesecake with chocolate ganache and pomegranate seeds recipe

Cheesecake with Pomegranate Ganache Recipe

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Have your cake and eat it too with this homemade cheesecake with pomegranate ganache recipe. It tastes positively sinful!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Servings 12 servings
Calories 753
Author Cheryl Najafi

Ingredients

crust

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 3 cup graham cracker crumbs

cheesecake

  • 2 1/2 lbs cream cheese room temperature, 5- 8oz pkg
  • 3/4 cup Truvia Baking Blend
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 egg whites room temperature
  • 2 whole eggs room temperature
  • 1/3 cup sour cream

pomegranate ganache

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 Tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips

optional garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix melted butter with graham cracker crumbs and press into 9" springform pan, set aside.
  • Place Truvia and cream cheese into mixing bowl and cream together until smooth with electric mixer. Mix in cornstarch, lemon zest and vanilla extract. Slowly start to add egg whites and eggs to mixture while mixing. Beat in sour cream and continue mixing until no lumps remain.
  • Pour batter over crust in prepared springform pan.
  • Bake 30-40 minutes, until cake is almost set. The cake should still be slightly wobbly when it's done. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  • To create the ganache, place dark chocolate chips in medium mixing bowl and set aside. Heat heavy cream and pomegranate molasses in small saucepan over medium heat until just beginning to bubble. Remove from heat and immediately pour over dark chocolate chips. Whisk gently until chocolate is completely melted. Pour over cooled cheesecake.
  • Let cheesecake cool completely again, at least 1 hour. Run a butter knife around edges of springform pan to separate cake from pan. Release from spring form pan and sprinkle with pomegranate seeds. Cut, serve and enjoy!

Notes

If pomegranates aren’t in season, don’t worry about the garnish. Your cheesecake will taste just fine with the pomegranate molasses for flavor!

Nutrition

Calories: 753kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 58g | Saturated Fat: 35g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 185mg | Sodium: 471mg | Potassium: 187mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g