White Chocolate Cheesecake

1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla in a small bowl at medium speed until light and fluffy. Gradually add the flour, mixing at low speed until blended. Press onto the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan; prick with a fork. Bake 25 minutes or until the edges are light golden brown.

4-8 ounce packages cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 large eggs
12 ounces white chocolate, melted, slightly cooled
Beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla at medium speed until well blended. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing at low speed after each addition, just until blended. Blend in the melted chocolate; pour over the crust. Bake 55 to 60 minutes or until the center is almost set. Run a knife around the rim of the pan to loosen the cake; cool before removing the rim of the pan. Refrigerate overnight. Garnish with chocolate curls and powdered sugar.

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