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Sweet apricot cheese cake


Cheese Cake

Ingredients 9
Servings 1 Cake
Time 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 pkt
    cream crackers
  • 200
    g
    sugar
  • pinch
    salt
  • 125
    g
    unsalted butter, melted
  • 6
    apricots, halved, pitted, sliced
  • 15
    ml
    fresh lemon juice
  • 250
    g
    cream cheese
  • 125
    ml
    sour cream
  • 3
    ml
    vanilla essence
 

Method

15 mins
 

Preheat oven to 200°C.

Grease a 22cm loose bottomed baking pan. Crush crackers, in a food processor, add 2 tablespoons sugar, and salt until fine crumbs form.

Transfer to a medium bowl and stir in melted butter until crumbs are moistened. Press crumbs evenly into baking pan.

Bake in oven for 15 minutes until crust is firm.

Cool on a wire rack. Reduce heat to 180°C.

In a small saucepan, bring apricots, ¼ cup sugar, and pinch of salt to a boil, stirring, until sugar dissolves.

Reduce heat and simmer, stirring frequently, until mixture is shiny.

Do this for 10 minutes. Puree apricot mixture, lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon water or rub through a sieve. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sour cream until smooth.

Add remaining sugar and beat until smooth. Add vanilla, beat to combine.

Add eggs and beat until smooth.

Pour cream-cheese mixture into cooled crust and smooth top. Randomly drop small spoonfuls apricot puree on cream-cheese mixture.

With a skewer or thinbladed knife, gently swirl puree. Bake just until set for about

 

 

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