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Cheesecake with Prunes, Orange and Macaroons

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Jan 1, 2015

Cheesecake Prunes

Prunes are not really something I work with, but I had some leftover from the Christmas goose and they had to be used for something. I have for several years thought about a cake I had once at an old friend’s house. Now I finally had the opportunity to make the cake, even though the rest of the family didn’t look too excited about the thought of prunes. The consistency of this cheesecake is really smooth and delicious. The cheese filling with orange compliments the prunes and macaroon bottom in a lovely way.

The recipe is from the Danish dairy giant Arla. If you are not keen on prunes, even though I’d recommend that you try it out, others recommend that you try out this recipe with preserved peaches or cherries.
I have not tried that cake while it is still warm, mostly because I cannot imagine that it would be particularly good. A cheesecake for me is cold.

Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 75 g cold butter
  • 100 g flour
  • 75 g crushed macaroons
  • 220 g prunes without stones
  • 200 g cream cheese
  • 100 ml sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • zest from 1/2 organic orange
  • 50 ml freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 250 ml double cream

Decoration

  • Icing sugar

Directions

Preheat the oven to 200C. Coat the bottom of a 23 cm springform tin with baking paper and grease the sides.

Cut out the butter in small pieces and crumble it in the flour. Mix in the crushed macaroons until the dough resembles a crumble. Press the dough into the bottom of the springform tin in an even layer. Bake the bottom for 5-7 minutes.

Cut the prunes in halves and spread them over the baked bottom.

Stir the cream cheese until it is soft and add the sugar and the other ingredients in the order mentioned. Stir the filling well. Pour it over the prunes and bake the cake for about 45 minutes.

Turn off the oven and leave the cake in the oven with the door slightly ajar for about 15 minutes. Let the cake cool off completely before you put it in the refrigerator or serve it. Before serving the cake, sift the cake with icing flour.

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