This saffron and Cointreau cheesecake flavored with honey is built on a gingersnap crust.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the cookies and butter in a blender. Blend until you have a slightly-moist and crumbly mixture. Press the crumbs into the base of a 9 inch springform pan; refrigerate.

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  • Heat the Cointreau in a small saucepan until it begins to steam; add the saffron threads. Remove from heat and allow to rest for 20 minutes.

  • Beat the cream cheese with an electric hand mixer on low speed until softened. Slowly beat in the honey and orange zest. Add the saffron mixture and continue to beat. Pour in the cream while continuing to beat on the lowest speed until the mixture is thick enough to firmly hold its shape. Spoon the mixture over the crust. Chill overnight.

Nutrition Facts

458.7 calories; 4.6 g protein; 30.9 g carbohydrates; 108.9 mg cholesterol; 236 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2008
mmmmmmmmmm yummy! I was a bit skeptical about this because of the gingerbread but it turned out quite well:D Great idea! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/26/2009
Interesting combination of flavors the crust was excellent the filling was ok although I couldn't finish even eating mine. I served to 2 guests that are cheesecake buffs and they were not overly impressed either. Cost of saffron aside I wont be making this again but I will be experimenting with fillings I can try the crust with! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2008
mmmmmmmmmm yummy! I was a bit skeptical about this because of the gingerbread but it turned out quite well:D Great idea! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/26/2009
Interesting combination of flavors the crust was excellent the filling was ok although I couldn't finish even eating mine. I served to 2 guests that are cheesecake buffs and they were not overly impressed either. Cost of saffron aside I wont be making this again but I will be experimenting with fillings I can try the crust with! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2010
Great cheesecake.... It won my bakeoff!!! The gingerbread base was the best!! Read More
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