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Cherry & almond cheesecake

Cherry & almond cheesecake

SERVES
10
COOK TIME
30
PREP TIME
30
DIFFICULTY
Easy
Tags Baking, Cheesecake, Cherry
Collections Special occasion, Summer

INGREDIENTS

  • 250 g almond biscotti
  • 125 g unsalted butter, melted
  • 750 g full fat soft cheese of your choice
  • 1/2 cup raw caster sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 2 tsp finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 tsp finely grated orange zest
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 300 ml pure cream
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 10 g powdered gelatine

METHOD

  1. Lightly grease & line a deep 20cm spring- form pan with baking paper
  2. Place biscotti in a food processor & blitz until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
  3. Add melted butter & mix until well combined.
  4. Place in prepared pan, pressing mixture down to create a firm base. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, using an electric mixer beat soft cheese, sugar, vanilla, zests & juice until mixture is smooth.
  6. Place water in a small saucepan, sprinkle over gelatine & leave to sponge for 5 minutes.
  7. Place saucepan over a low heat, until mixture dissolves, making sure it does not boil. Add to cheese mixture, mixing until well combined.
  8. In a clean mixing bowl whip cream to soft peaks. Gently fold cream into cheese mixture until combined.
  9. Pour mixture over prepared base & refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  10. For the topping, heat a deep frying pan over a medium heat.
  11. Add cherries & sugar together, tossing to combine.
  12. Cover & cook for about 5 minutes, until juices are reduced & glossy. Allow to cool.
To serve, place cheesecake on a serving plate, top with cherries & sprinkle over almonds.

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Cherry & almond cheesecake
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Recipe Notes
  1. Lightly grease & line a deep 20cm spring- form pan with baking paper
  2. Place biscotti in a food processor & blitz until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
  3. Add melted butter & mix until well combined.
  4. Place in prepared pan, pressing mixture down to create a firm base. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, using an electric mixer beat soft cheese, sugar, vanilla, zests & juice until mixture is smooth.
  6. Place water in a small saucepan, sprinkle over gelatine & leave to sponge for 5 minutes.
  7. Place saucepan over a low heat, until mixture dissolves, making sure it does not boil. Add to cheese mixture, mixing until well combined.
  8. In a clean mixing bowl whip cream to soft peaks. Gently fold cream into cheese mixture until combined.
  9. Pour mixture over prepared base & refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  10. For the topping, heat a deep frying pan over a medium heat.
  11. Add cherries & sugar together, tossing to combine.
  12. Cover & cook for about 5 minutes, until juices are reduced & glossy. Allow to cool.

To serve, place cheesecake on a serving plate, top with cherries & sprinkle
over almonds.

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