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Ginger Snap Substitution

thedessertlady's picture

I have a recipe for pumpkin cheesecake. The crust calls for ginger snaps
and pecans. Do you think I could use graham wafers and add a little ginger powder? Has anyone ever tried this?

Biscuit's picture

(post #64450, reply #1 of 4)

You can just sub in graham crackers and pecans, with no ginger.


My pumpkin cheesecake recipe is one that I generally use gingersnaps for.  But - if I don't have them, I just use either plain or cinnamon graham crackers half-and-half with toasted finely minced pecans and it is fine.


Most of these recipes you can sub whatever you want for the crust.


Edited to say:  If you still want that ginger flavor, I'd use fresh ginger or better yet, finely minced candied ginger.  Powdered ginger will taste too harsh.



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Edited 10/12/2007 10:05 am ET by Biscuit

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chiffonade's picture

(post #64450, reply #2 of 4)

I'd forego the ginger flavor entirely and use grahams or vanilla wafers or chocolate wafers or oreos.  It's pretty much wide open.

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gmunger's picture

(post #64450, reply #3 of 4)

How about crushed ginger Altoids.


OK, sorry, it's late. Time for bed now.


 


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Biscuit's picture

(post #64450, reply #4 of 4)

(G)  Smart @.

If you're afraid of butter - use cream.    Julia Child

"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty."  - George Bernard Shaw