Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe
Thanksgiving is past but the pumpkins are still around. How about this delicious maple pumpkin cheesecake. It’s so light and full of flavour!
For the base:
200g digestive biscuits
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1 tablespoon Pure Maple Syrup, Dark Robust
70g melted butter
235g cream cheese
250ml Pure Maple Syrup, Dark Robust
375ml sour cream
125ml double cream
250ml pumpkin cooked, puree
4 tablespoon plain flour
3 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
pinch of ground cloves
pinch of salt
Remove all the dairy ingredients from the fridge and allow enough time for them to reach room temperature before beginning.
Line a 9 inch springform tin with parchment paper and preheat the oven 180C.
In a food processor, add the biscuits and ginger and blitz until you get a fine crumb. Add the maple syrup and a little of the melted butter at a time using the pulse action. Place the crumb in the tin and with the back of a spoon press down on the crumb and smooth out. Place in the oven for 10 minutes and afterwards place on a wire rack to cool.
Meanwhile start to prepare the filling. Using a stand alone mixer start to mix the cream cheese and slowly add the maple syrup. Then add the other dairy ingredients and pumpkin mixing well after each addition. Now add the flour 1 tablespoon at a time, followed by the spices and salt. Using a spatula, scrape the bottom of the bowl to make sure all has mixed in well. Finally add 1 egg at a time but be careful at this stage not to over mix. Again, using the spatula scrape the bottom to mix well before adding the next egg.
Now return to the spring form tin and line the outside well with foil (2 sheets may be required) as the cheesecake will be baked in a water bath (bain marie) to create a gentle and uniform heat.
Place the wrapped tin in a deep baking tray with about 3 cm of hot water and start to pour the filling in the tin. Bake in the centre of the oven for 1 hour. After 1 hour, turn off the oven and leave the cheesecake in the warm oven for another hour.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool before placing in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight before taking out of the springform tin.
Once you try it you will realize it was worth the effort…yum!