October 28, 2015

Shopping around the World - Halloween syle

Today we're pawticipating in Pig Love's  Shopping Around the World 

This month is a free for all.  Five items of your choice for any meal or dessert or appetizer – it’s  your choice.

Mom has made this Pumpkin white chocolate cheesecake for years.  It's from one of the Low Carb Forums she belongs to/

No...this is NOT a picture of her cheesecake!! 

Beachgirls white chocolate Pumpkin cheesecake:

24 ounces Cream cheese 
1 cup Splenda or sweetner of your choice.   (I use Torani Sugar Free Pumpkin pie syrup)
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract 
1 tablespoon Pumpkin Pie Spice 
4 Eggs, plus 1 Egg yolk 
3 tablespoons Sour cream 
1 Can (15 oz.) of Prepared Pumpkin 
3 Squares White Chocolate (baking bar), melted in double boiler 

How To Prepare: Bring all cold ingredients to room temperature. With an electric mixer, combine the cream cheese and sugar at slow to medium speed, scraping sides often. Add all other ingredients except eggs and pumpkin. When completely mixed (with no lumps), add the eggs and egg yolk, one at a time, beating very slowly. When eggs are incorporated separate out one cup of batter then fold pumpkin into the rest of the batter. When pumpkin is blended, do not mix any more. Over-mixing the eggs is a contributing cause of cracked cheesecakes. (The leading cause of cracking is over-cooking, so donât believe any one who tells you it is normal for a cheesecake to be cracked; it isnât.) Always treat the batter gently. To the one cup of separated batter, add the three squares of melted white chocolate and blend. 

Add half of the pumpkin batter to a well greased springform pan. Add spoonfuls of the white chocolate batter, and then cover with remaining pumpkin batter. Swirl through with spatula to create marbling effect. 

Place the pan on a very large piece of aluminum foil, and fold the foil up around the pan to create a watertight barrier around the cheesecake. Then place the springform pan in an even larger pan and fill the larger pan halfway with water. This is called a water bath. It is a gentler way to cook the cheesecake. 

Place the entire water bath containing the cheesecake in a 300-degree preheated oven. Cook for 1 hour and reduce heat to 200 degrees for 1 more hour. Turn oven off and leave cheesecake in until the oven is completely cool. The cheesecake can even be left overnight at this point. Cracks can also occur when a cheesecake cools too quickly, so donât rush this process. Let it set up for several hours in the fridge, preferably overnight. 

Garnish with curls of white chocolate. 

Carbs will be less if you can find sugarfree white chocolate. If you don't want to add the chocolate, just keep all the batter together and make the entire cake pumpkin, it will work fine that way 

So....here are the prices of 5 items at our local Publix Market:

Cream Cheese - Philadelphia 8 ounce $2.95
Pumpkin Pie Spice - McCormick $4.49 for 6-1/12 ounce container  
Sour Cream - Store brand on sale for 99 cents for a 16 ounce cup
Pumpkin - Libby's 3/$5.00 for a 15 ounce can
Eggs - Extra Large $2.89/dozen

Please keep our Daddy in your prayers today.  He has chemo #8.  He had a really rough time with the "easy" chemo last week and we hope this one is not even harder on him.

your choice.  


Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I'm sending lots of purrs to your male human! It's awful getting through this part. :-(

Mark Muller said...

that looks tasty and it fits perfectly to howl-o-ween. do you have an idea how we could replace the sour cream? it's not available in the old world, can we take creme fraiche instead?
POTP to your dad I hope #8 brings not another rough time to you...

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are sending purrs and prayers for your Daddy.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

The Island Cats said...

OMC! The mom wants a piece of that cheese cake right now...so do we!

Purrs for your dad....

Marg said...

Goodness, that cheese cake looks so yummy.
We sure send Bill lots of purrs and Prayers that the chemo goes better today.

Madi and Mom said...

Raz, Allie and Ellie we are for sure sending purrs to your Daddy!!
Give him a snuggle from us.

MOL MOL MOL mom once tried to make a cheesecake with a spring pan....
TRIED being the key word here
Hugs madi your gal

Clooney said...

We bet the cheesecake your Mom makes is fantastic! Love your Halloween header. Sending many purrs and prayers to your Dad.

Anonymous said...

Oh boy does this sound FABULOUS???!!! My Mom is definitely gonna try this........thanks Raz......this will be a HUGE hit with all pumpkin lovers like my Mom!

We have been praying for your Dad all morning.........!

Love, Sammy

Kitties Blue said...

OMC...Mom is drooling all over the computer. She loves anything pumpkin...add chocolate and you have a winner. We are praying that chemo went well for Dad Bill this morning and that it doesn't make him too sick or knock him out. We continue to purr and pray. Mau sends Allie a bajillion smooches!! XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

This looks good- everyone is making me hungry today with these posts. I want to make this for Thankgiving.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

This looks so good. Everyone is making me hungry with these recipes.

Anonymous said...

Oh Meow mommy was weally starin' at those slivers of white chocolate. Seems purretty spensive, but weez sure it's worff it.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

Anonymous said...

mmmmm..We definetely have to try this...YUMMY! We send Healing Pawkisses to your Dad and hope he feels better soon :) <3

meowmeowmans said...

That's one yummy sounding cheesecake! :)

Purrs and prayers for your wonderful Daddy...

Marty the Manx said...

That looks delish! Sending prayers for your Daddy! Tell him to hang in there! My Mom had the big "C" 6yrs ago and I know how tough chemo can be. Think of it as one treatment closer to being done.
Marty's Mom