I LOVE cheesecake! And my favorite cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory is the White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake. So when I heard there was a dessert contest in our ward, I went online and found this recipe! I just HAD to give it a try. I haven't made a cheesecake since I was like 16 or something so I was a little nervous and it took me FOREVER! But anyway, here's what I did...
I made a few alterations, like having the crust go up the side and just using Oreo cookies for the crust (instead of regular chocolate cookies and sugar), but I followed everything else pretty much to a T. It wasn't perfect. I don't have the stuff to do a water bath, so I just put a 9x13 pan of water below and it still had a nice fat crack (thank heavens for toppings). That and I wish the filling was just a TAD more firm, but it still ended up tasting GREAT!! And I'd like to thank Woodranch for helping me gain some dessert decorating skills, haha! :)
And by the way, I ended up winning!! I was totally surprised because there were a lot of really great desserts out there, too. My grand prize, may you ask? I got to be the first to dunk our bishop in the dunk tank! Good times :)
Anyway, below is my cheesecake and then I put the website's picture, plus the recipe, in case you wanted to try it :) Oh, and here is the link on All Recipes.