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Crème De Menthe Cheesecake

Crème De Menthe Cheesecake

Mint chocolate cheesecake to be served as a special dinner party dessert.

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35 min
Prep Time
04 hrs 55 min
Total Time



2 cups finely crushed chocolate graham crackers

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted


1 cup sugar

3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

4 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

2 tablespoons green or white creme de menthe liqueur  

1 (4.67-ounce) package creme de menthe chocolate mint candy thins, chopped

1 teaspoon all-purpose flour


Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream, whipped


 *Substitute 1 teaspoon peppermint extract plus 6 drops green food color.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 325°F. Wrap outside of 9-inch springform pan with aluminum foil. Lightly grease inside of pan.

  2. STEP 2

    Stir together all crust ingredients in bowl until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press onto bottom and 1 inch up side of prepared pan; set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine sugar and cream cheese in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Continue beating, adding 1eggat a time, until well mixed. Do not overbeat. Stir in liqueur.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine chopped mints and 1 teaspoon flour in bowl; gently stir into cream cheese mixture. Pour filling into crust.

  5. STEP 5

    Place cheesecake onto center rack of oven. Place pan of warm water on rack below cheesecake to prevent cracking. Bake 80-90 minutes or until center is just set.

  6. STEP 6

    Loosen side of cheesecake by running knife around inside of pan. Cool 1 hour. Cover; refrigerate at least 3 hours.

  7. STEP 7

    Garnish top of cheesecake with whipped cream, if desired. Store refrigerated.

Tip #1

Chocolate mint candies are individually wrapped.

Nutrition (1 serving)

380 Calories
26 Fat (g)
110 Cholesterol (mg)
310 Sodium (mg)
30 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
6 Protein (g)
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