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French Glacé Cherry Yuletide Cheesecake

  

May 7, 2015

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  • Prep: 1 hr
  • Cook: 1 hr 30 mins
  • 1 hr

    1 hr 30 mins

    2 hrs 30 mins

  • Serves: 8

Ingredients

BASE

50g butter, melted

50g caster sugar

175g digestive biscuits, crushed

1tbsp dark rum

FILLING

350g full fat soft cheese

3 eggs separated

Big pinch of mixed spice

A few drops of dark rum

100g caster sugar

25g plain flour

1tbsp ground almonds

140ml double cream

200g French glacé cherries

25g cut mixed glacé peel

25g sultanas

25g chopped nuts

Grated rind of 1 orange

DECORATION

225g icing sugar

1 egg white lightly whisked

Green sugar paste holly leaves

Method

Preheat oven to 160°C.

Grease a loose bottomed or spring form 18-20cm cake tin.

Mix the melted butter with the sugar, biscuits and rum, spoon into the greased tin and press evenly over the base. Chill in the refrigerator while making the filling.

Beat the cheese in a bowl until softened. Beat in the egg yolks, spice, rum, half the sugar, flour, ground almonds and cream.

Whisk the egg whites until stiff, then whisk in the remaining sugar, using a large metal spoon. Fold lightly but thoroughly into the cheese mixture together with the French Glacé Cherries, nuts, sultanas, cut peel and orange rind.

Turn the mixture onto the base and smooth the top.

Bake for 1.5 hours or until the filling is set, leave to cool for one hour.

Run a palette knife around the sides and remove from the tin. Tansfer to a cooling rack.

To make the icing, sift the icing sugar into a clean bowl, beat in the egg white until stiff peaks form and spread over cheesecake peaking it with the spoon. Leave until nearly set and then add decorations.

Leave to completely set before serving.

Perfect for christmas !

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size8
Calories687.125
Sodium122.125
Protein8.125
Sugar68.75
Total Fat40.375
Total Carbohydrates90.25

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