Luck-of-the-Irish Cheesecake

380 16 servings, 1 piece (117 g) each
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16 servings, 1 piece (117 g) each

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a decadent homemade cheesecake. Flavoured with a buttery walnut crust and Irish cream liqueur, this cheesecake gets all dressed up with a candy shamrock garnish.

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  • Heat oven to 325°F.
  • Combine nuts, 2 Tbsp. sugar and butter; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Bake 10 min.
  • Meanwhile, beat cream cheese, flour and remaining sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add sour cream and liqueur; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended.
  • Pour cream cheese batter over crust.
  • Bake 1 hour 5 min. or until centre of cheesecake is almost set. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate cheesecake 4 hours.
  • Use rolling pin to flatten gumdrop leaves. Cut each into heart shape with small cookie cutter or sharp knife. Arrange on cheesecake as shown in photo to resemble shamrock, using trimmings to make stem.

Size Wise

This is the perfect dessert to serve at your annual St. Patrick's Day celebration. Since it serves 16, one cheesecake goes a long way in feeding the crowd.


Omit gumdrop leaves. Instead garnish cheesecake with green coloured sugar just before serving. Or, sprinkle the green coloured sugar over a shamrock-shaped template placed on top of chilled cheesecake; remove template to reveal the shamrock design.

Cappuccino Cheesecake in Nut Crust

Prepare recipe as directed, substituting 1 Tbsp. Maxwell House Instant Coffee Original Roast and 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon dissolved in 1/4 cup boiling water for the liqueur in the cheesecake filling.


  • 16 servings, 1 piece (117 g) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 16 servings, 1 piece (117 g) each
Calories 390
% Daily Value
Total fat 32g
Saturated fat 16g
Cholesterol 135mg
Sodium 320mg
Carbohydrate 22g
Dietary fibre 1g
Sugars 18g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A 25 %DV
Vitamin C 2 %DV
Calcium 8 %DV
Iron 4 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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