sugar shack maple-walnut cheesecake
16 Maple Leaf Cookies, finely crushed (about 2 cups)
1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
1/3 cup butter, melted
3 pkg. (250 g each) Brick Cream Cheese, softened
3/4 cup maple syrup, divided
2 Tbsp. walnut pieces
HEAT oven to 350°F.
COMBINE crushed cookies, finely chopped nuts and butter; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.
BEAT cream cheese and 1/2 cup syrup in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing after each just until blended. Pour over crust.
BAKE 45 to 50 min. or until centre is almost set. Cool completely. Refrigerate 4 hours. Drizzle with remaining syrup just before serving. Sprinkle with remaining nuts.