Ideal for Thanksgiving dessert, this treat has a maple-flavored crust. It freezes well, so make ahead to avoid last-minute baking.
Maple sugar can be found in gourmet food shops or online at www.vermontcountrystore.com or www.savorwisconsin.com
Be sure to stir thoroughly to break up any clumps.
Prepare as directed. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Or carefully transfer cheesecake to a plate or platter and place in a freezer bag or airtight container. Freeze for up to 1 month. To serve, thaw frozen cheesecake in the refrigerator for 24 hours. If desired, garnish as directed above.