Pumpkin, caramel & ginger baked cheesecake

Pumpkin, caramel & ginger baked cheesecake

This outrageously delicious bake uses sweet roasted pumpkin to give it a sublime flavour. It’s simple to put together and can be made the day before. If you like extra crunch, crumble over some additional ginger biscuits.

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Vegetarian
  • Serves16
  • CourseDessert
  • Prepare40 mins
  • Cook2 hrs 30 mins
  • Total time3 hrs 10 mins
  • Plus+ cooling

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Ingredients

  • 600g pumpkin or butternut squash, cut into large chunks, (about 1 small butternut)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 130g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 400g ginger biscuits
  • 650g full-fat soft cheese
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g light brown soft sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 200ml double cream
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp fine sea salt
  • 4 tbsp No.1 Salted Caramel Sauce

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC, gas mark 4. Toss the pumpkin or squash in a large roasting tin with the oil and roast for 1 hour-1 hour 30 minutes, until tender. Turn the oven off. Set aside to cool, then scoop the flesh into a food processor and whizz to a smooth purée.

  2. Lightly grease the insides of a 23cm springform cake tin with butter and wrap the outside well with 2 sheets of foil, so it comes up the sides

  3. Melt the butter then, in a food processor, whizz the ginger biscuits to a fine crumb. Mix in the melted butter and evenly press into the tin, so it comes a few centimetres up the sides; set aside. Put the soft cheese, cornflour and sugars in a large mixing bowl and, using electric beaters, beat until smooth and light. Beat in the eggs, pumpkin purée and double cream until smooth. Finally add the vanilla, ginger and sea salt. Mix together, then pour into the prepared cake tin. Heat the oven to 180ºC, gas mark 4.

  4. Bring a kettle of water to the boil. Put the cake tin in a high-sided roasting tin and put in the oven, then carefully pour enough boiling water into the tin so that it comes almost halfway up the sides – don’t get any on the cheesecake. Bake for 1 hour. You want the cheesecake to be just set, with a very slight jiggle. If it is too wobbly, give it an extra 5-10 minutes. When it is ready, turn off the oven, leave the door ajar and allow the cheesecake to cool in the oven for 1 hour. Remove from the oven, cool to room temperature, then put in the fridge to firm up, ideally overnight, before serving. To serve, warm the caramel sauce according to pack instructions and drizzle over the cheesecake.

Cook’s tip

COOK’S TIP

You can use canned pumpkin but check the cake after 50 minutes.

Nutritional

Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe

Energy

1,918kJ/ 461kcals

Fat

31g

Saturated Fat

18g

Carbohydrates

38g

Sugars

25g

Fibre

0.8g

Protein

6.1g

Salt

0.9g

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