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Apple, cinnamon and ginger cheesecake  recipe

Apple, cinnamon and ginger cheesecake recipe

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Think cheesecake is a summer dessert? Think again – this Bramley apple delight will warm any Autumn table. Add red Braeburn apples on top for a splash of colour See method

  • Serves 16
  • Takes 1 hr 15 mins plus overnight setting
  • 342 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian

Ingredients

  • 250g Bramley apples, peeled, cored and cut into small pieces
  • ½ lemon, juiced​
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 400g full-fat soft cheese, at room temperature

For the filling

  • 300ml double cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract​

For the base

  • 275g ginger nut biscuits
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 125g unsalted butter, melted

For the topping

  • 2 Braeburn apples, sliced very thinly
  • maple syrup, to serve (optional)

Each serving contains

  • Energy

    1420kj
    342kcal
    17%
  • Fat

    24g 34%
  • Saturates

    16g 79%
  • Sugars

    9g 10%
  • Salt

    0.3g 5%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 26g Protein 2.6g Fibre 1.2g

Method

  1. Put the Bramley apples in a small pan with the lemon juice and 25g caster sugar. Cook over a low-medium heat for 5-6 mins, stirring occasionally, until the apples have turned to pulp. Remove from the heat and leave to cool.
  2. Blitz the ginger biscuits with the cinnamon in a food processor. Reserve 1 tbsp of the mixture, then stir the melted butter through the rest. Line a 23cm round springform tin with nonstick baking paper and spoon the biscuit base into the bottom, pressing down well. Transfer to the fridge to set while you prepare the filling.
  3. Put the soft cheese, cream and remaining 125g sugar in a bowl and beat with an electric whisk until just combined and soft peaks are forming. Gently fold in the apple purée until stiff peaks form, then spoon over the biscuit base in the tin. Leave to set for at least 6 hrs, or overnight.
  4. Preheat the oven to gas 3, 160˚C, fan 140˚C. Arrange the Braeburn apple slices on a lined baking sheet and bake for 40-45 mins until crisp and dry. Leave to cool completely. When ready to serve, decorate the cheesecake with the dried apple slices, drizzle with maple syrup (if you like) and scatter a little of the reserved biscuit mixture over the top. Will keep for up to 3 days in the fridge.

Freezing and defrosting guidelines

In order to enjoy optimum flavour and quality, frozen items are best used within 3 months of their freezing date. For more tips on freezing and defrosting food, read our article Love Your Freezer.

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