Crème Brûlée Cheesecake

‘Tis the season for festive gatherings with cherished loved ones and exquisite food. Serve family and friends this decadent Crème Brûlée Cheesecake, sure to be a Christmas favorite for years to come. 

Crème Brûlée Cheesecake
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  1. 2 cups firmly packed vanilla wafer crumbs
  2. 1⁄3 cup sugar
  3. 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  4. 1 large egg white, lightly beaten
  1. 4 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  2. 1 1⁄2 cups plus 1⁄4 cup sugar, divided
  3. 6 large egg yolks
  4. 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  5. 1 cup sour cream
  6. Garnish: sugared fresh raspberries
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, combine vanilla wafer crumbs, 1⁄3 cup sugar, melted butter,
and egg white, stirring to combine well. Press firmly on bottom and up sides of a
9 1⁄2-inch spring form pan. Bake for 8 minutes; set aside to cool.
  3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and
1 1⁄2 cups sugar with an electric mixer at medium speed until fluffy. Beat in egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addi- tion. Add flour, beating just until combined. Stir in sour cream. Spoon batter into prepared crust. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes; turn oven off. Leave in oven with door closed for 4 hours. Remove cheesecake from oven. Gently run a knife around edge of pan to release sides. Let cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cover, and chill for 8 hours.
  4. Evenly sprinkle remaining 1⁄4 cup sugar on top of cheesecake. Caramelize sugar with kitchen torch until sugar is melted. Remove sides of pan to serve. Garnish with sugared fresh raspberries, if desired.
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