Basque cheesecake with plums

Basque cheesecake with plums

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  • Serves: 16 persons



  1. Step 1

    Remove the cream cheese and eggs from the fridge approx. 30 mins. prior to use. Line the base of a springform pan (approx. 24 cm in diameter) with baking paper, line the sides with baking paper, the baking paper should be approx. 5 cm higher than the rim of the tin.
  2. Step 2

    Using the whisk on a mixer, beat the cream cheese in a bowl until smooth. Beat in the sugar and salt, continue to beat until the sugar has dissolved. Whisk in the eggs one at a time. Whisk in the double cream and full-fat cream, carefully mix in the flour, lemon zest and vanilla seeds. Transfer the cheesecake mixture to the prepared tin.
  3. Step 3

    Approx. 1 hr. 10 mins. in the lower half of an oven preheated to 200°C. Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin.
  4. Step 4

    Mix the plums, sugar and lemon juice in a pan. Cover and bring to the boil, simmer for approx. 5 mins. Serve the plum compote with the cheesecake.