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Cheesecake With Berries


8 portions

Ingredients

  • 75 ml (1/3 cup) butter
  • 180 ml (3/4 cup) all-purpose flour
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) well-packed brown sugar
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) walnuts, chopped

Cheese mixture

  • 1 container (300 g or 10 oz) Ricotta
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) sugar
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp.) lemon juice
  • 170 g (6 oz) white chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 envelope unflavoured gelatine
  • 250 ml (1 cup) 35% cream

Garnish

  • 750 ml (3 cups) berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries)
  • 80 ml (1/3 cup) red apple jelly

Preparation

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  • Melt the butter in a small saucepan.
  • Add the other ingredients and cook on low, stirring constantly until golden, approximately 10 minutes.
  • Press into the bottom of a 23 cm (9 in) spring-form mould.

Cheese mixture

  • Beat the Ricotta, sugar and lemon juice.
  • Melt the white chocolate over low heat and add to the Ricotta mixture. Dissolve the gelatine in 30 ml (2 tbsp.) of cold water for 1 minute.
  • Heat on low to dissolve well and add to the mixture.
  • Whip the cream and gently incorporate it into the preparation.
  • Pour onto the cooled crust.
  • Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.

Garnish

  • Place the berries on the cheese preparation.
  • Melt the apple jelly, cool slightly and brush on the fruit.

Accompaniments

Fruity and sweet

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