This savory cheesecake is filled with Parmesan Cheese and marinated artichokes. It's made on a crispy pretzel crust and is decorated to look like a countdown clock for a New Year's Eve party.
Spray the springform pan with non-stick spray.
Bring a pot of water to a boil.
Pour the Town House Pretzel Thins in the bowl of a food processor.
Pulse to fine crumbs.
Add Parmesan Cheese and butter and pulse until it resembles wet sand.
Press crumb mixture into the bottom of the springform pan.
Bake for 8-10 minutes until the crust starts to brown around the edge of the pan.
Reserve 2 ounces of cream cheese for the decoration.
Place the remaining 14 ounces of cream cheese inside a clean food processor bowl.
Pulse just until creamy and smooth.
Pulse just until combined.
Add the artichokes, and pulse until chunky.
Pour the cheesecake filling over the crust and spread it into an even layer.
Wrap the bottom of the springform pan in tin foil.
Set the springform pan in the 9x13 baking pan, set it in the hot oven, pour hot water into the baking pan, being careful to not spill any into the cheesecake.
Turn off your oven, then open the oven door, and allow cheesecake to remain in the oven for 30 more minutes.
Remove the cheesecake from the oven and the water bath and set it on a cooling rack. Allow it to cool at room temperature for an hour. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to several days.
Pipe #1 through #12 onto the cheesecake forming a clock.
Parmesan Artichoke Cheesecake Countdown Clock https://hungryhappenings.com/new-years-eve-party-food-recipes/