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Toffee Crunch Cheesecake
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 40 mins
Chill Time
8 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 10 mins

Bake up this fabulous Toffee Crunch Cheesecake for your family this Easter or Passover! They'll love the toasty matzoh crust, the rich chocolate ganache, and the creamy filling! Brulée the top for a delightfully crackly burnt sugar topping!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheesecake, crunch, matzo, Passover, toffee
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 533 kcal
For the Crust
For the Filling
Make the Crust:
  1. Break up the matzoh and place in the bowl of a food processor, along with the brown sugar and salt.  
  2. Process to a fine crumb.  
  3. Stir in the melted butter and press the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  4. Heat the cream until steaming.  
  5. Stir in the chopped chocolate until smooth.  
  6. Pour the ganache over the crust, and set aside.
Make the Filling:
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place the cream cheese, brown sugar, corn or potato starch, and salt in a large mixing bowl, and beat on medium speed until smooth.  
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, scraping the bottom and sides of the bowl with a silicone spatula after each addition.  
  4. Pour in the cream, vanilla, and salt and stir on low speed until combined.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.  
  6. Place the cheesecake in a larger baking dish, and pour very hot water into the larger dish, about 1-inch up the sides of the pan.  
  7. Bake for 20 minutes, then turn the heat down to 300 degrees F and bake for an additional 80 minutes or until the cheesecake is set around the sides but still slightly wobbly towards the center.  

  8. Turn the oven off, prop the door open with a wooden spoon, and allow the cheesecake to cool in the oven for at least an hour.
  9. Chill the cheesecake overnight in the fridge.  
  10. Run a thin knife around the edge of the pan, and wrap it in a hot towel to loosen it.  
  11. Flip the cheesecake onto a plate, and then invert it onto a serving platter.  
  12. Sprinkle with granulated sugar, and brulée with a kitchen torch, or put it under the broiler for a few minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Toffee Crunch Cheesecake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 533 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Cholesterol 188mg63%
Sodium 345mg15%
Potassium 194mg6%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 1350IU27%
Calcium 113mg11%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.