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Peach & ginger cheesecake

Peach & ginger cheesecake

It wouldn’t be summer without a show-off cheesecake. This one features a buttery ginger-nut base, silky-smooth mascarpone filling and sweet ginger macerated peaches. You can make up to the end of step 2 up to 48 hours ahead.

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Vegetarian
  • Serves10
  • CourseDessert
  • Prepare35 mins
  • Cook20 mins
  • Total time55 mins
  • Pluscooling + chilling

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Ingredients

  • Vegetable or sunflower oil, for greasing
  • 300g Essential Ginger Nut Biscuits
  • 120g lightly salted butter, melted
  • 250g Essential Soft Cheese
  • 250g mascarpone
  • 4 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 ball stem ginger, very finely chopped, plus 6 tbsp syrup
  • 150ml double cream
  • 3 peaches, stoned and thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon, juice
  • 2 tbsp peach or apricot jam

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC, gas mark. Grease and line the base and sides of a 20cm loose-bottomed cake tin (at least cm deep) with baking parchment. Whizz the biscuits in a food processor to fine crumbs. Stir in the butter, then press into the prepared tin – begin in the middle, compressing and working to the edges and up the sides to about cm deep. Bake for 15 minutes, carefully push down any puffy parts, then leave to cool completely.

  2. With the paddle attachment on a stand mixer (or by hand with a spatula), combine the soft cheese, mascarpone, 2 tbsp sugar and the stem ginger syrup until smooth. Pour in the cream and beat until just holding soft peaks – this may take up to 5 minutes. Spoon into the cooled biscuit shell and smooth using a palette knife or spatula. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours (or overnight).

  3. In a small mixing bowl, combine the peach slices with the remaining 2 tbsp sugar, the stem ginger and lemon juice; set aside for at least 30 minutes. Remove the cheesecake from the tin and transfer to a serving plate; arrange the peaches on top. In a small pan, combine 1 tbsp peach juices from the bowl with the jam; simmer for 3-5 minutes to thicken slightly, then strain into a bowl. Brush over the fruit; slice and serve.

Nutritional

Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe

Energy

2,183kJ/ 525kcals

Fat

38g

Saturated Fat

24g

Carbohydrates

39g

Sugars

24g

Fibre

1.4g

Protein

4.4g

Salt

0.7g

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