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Raspberry cheesecake

Raspberry cheesecake

Impress your guests with this delicious cheesecake recipe.

Serves

8

Prep: 

15 mins

Cook: 

60 mins

Average: 4.2 (13 votes)

Ingredients

  • For the base:
  • 50g (1 3/4oz) amaretti biscuits, crushed
  • 100g (3 1/2 oz) digestive biscuits, crushed
  • 75g (2 3/4 oz) butter, melted
  • For the filling:
  • 175g (6oz) raspberries, thawed if frozen 2 tablespoons icing sugar
  • 2 x 200g carton full-fat soft cheese
  • 200g tub creme fraiche
  • 2 large British Lion eggs
  • zest and juice of 1 small lemon
  • 75g (2 3/4oz) caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour
  • icing sugar, to dust

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 6/200C/400F.
  2. Grease the base and sides of a 20cm (8-inch) spring-base cake tin and line with baking parchment.
  3. To make the base, mix the biscuits with the butter and spread over the base of the tin. Chill.
  4. To make the filling, blend the raspberries in a food processor with the icing sugar and set aside.
  5. Rinse out the food processor. Put the remaining ingredients in the food processor and blend until smooth. Pour the mixture over the base, and then spoon over the raspberry purée. Use a skewer to swirl through the mixture to create a marbled effect. Bake for 20 minutes and then reduce the temperature to Gas Mark 4/180C/350F and bake for a further 40 minutes. Cover the top loosely with foil if it begins to brown too much
  6. Leave to cool in the tin. Remove the sides from the tin and peel off the lining paper. Place the cheesecake on a serving plate. Serve chilled and dusted with icing sugar.