I made this cheesecake for Christmas originally (my coworker gave me the recipe) and then I made it again for New Year's when I think it was really perfected :) This recipe has a lot of steps, but it's so simple. It turns out great and I love it! I would definitely recommend making it for your next party, potluck, or just because you're interested in a new dessert.
My notes and changes below are in PURPLE.
1 9-ounce package chocolate wafer cookies, coarsely broken (I used chocolate graham crackers)
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1 12-ounce package frozen unsweetened raspberries, thawed, juices reserved
6 ounces good-quality white chocolate, finely chopped (I used Ghirardelli white chocolate chips)
4 8-ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature
1 1/3 cups sugar
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
4 large eggs
2 tablespoons whipping cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
White chocolate curls (optional)
(Husbands are great at this.)
Measure 1/2 cup puree for filling (reserve remaining puree for another use). (If your baby pup is supervising, this is also helpful.)