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Celebrate National Cheesecake Day with this baked cherry swirl cheesecake

It's National Cheesecake Day on 30 July 2017

by hellomagazine.com

National Cheesecake Day falls on 30 July 2017, and there is no better way to celebrate than with this delicious and fruity baked dessert from Waitrose. Enjoy!

Preparation time: 15 minutes + chilling

Cooking time: 1 hour - 1hour 10 minutes

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Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes - 1 hour 25 minutes

Serves: 8 – 10

Ingredients:

  • 150g digestive biscuits
  • 75g butter, melted
  • 420g Waitrose British Cherries, pitted and halved, reserve 12 whole cherries to decorate
  • 2 tbsp cherry brandy
  • 400g soft cheese
  • 250g tub ricotta
  • 3 medium Waitrose British Blacktail Eggs, beaten
  • 50g caster sugar
  • Icing sugar to serve

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Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Place the biscuits in a food processor and pulse to make fine crumbs. Mix in the melted butter and press into a 20cm round loose-bottomed cake tin. Place on a baking tray and bake for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the cherries in the brandy for 5 minutes, then cool slightly.
  3. Whisk the soft cheese, ricotta, eggs and sugar together. Gently stir in the cherries and liquid to give a marbled effect. Pour over the biscuit base in the tin and bake for 50-60 minutes until just set. Allow to cool completely before removing from the tin. Chill for 1-2 hours before serving topped with the cherries and a dusting of icing sugar.

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