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Recipes: Amaretto and Pear Cheesecake

written by Amy Lau
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When it comes to baking/cooking, I won’t do it unless it requires minimal effort. 
This Amaretto and Pear Cheesecake Recipe is my secret weapon. 
Super easy, no cooking required. Perfect.
What you will need:

Base: 
  • 150g caramelised biscuits (i.e. Lotus; not the gooey ones)
  • 50g unsalted butter
Filling:
  • 300g full-fat cream cheese (I used Philadelphia)
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 450ml double cream
  • 2-3 standard shots of Amaretto Liquer (I used Disaronno) 
  • 100g amaretti biscuits, (roughly crushed cave-man style)
  • 1.5 tins of pear quarters (chopped into small cubes ~1cm)
Sex Appeal:
  • 70% cocoa dark chocolate
Method:

1. For the base: toss the 50g of unsalted butter and the caramelised biscuits into a food processor and blitz. Then tip the mixture into a 24cm springform cake tin, and press it down gently. Send it to the refrigerator to set. 

2. For the filling: whisk the cream cheese and sugar until it’s well blended, and then add in the double cream and amaretto liquer (have a swig of liquer yourself as well) and whisk away to form soft peaks. Fold in the the crushed ameretti biscuits and chopped tinned pears.
Have a taste of your filling and add more liquer if you’re feeling naughty (this always happens to me).
3. Spooning:] Spoon out the filling and dollop on top of the biscuit base. 
4. Chill: Leave your cheesecake in the refrigerator until it sets, so approximately 1 hour.
5. Decorate: (Optional) Since I didn’t have a grater and I used a sharp knife and shaved off curls of dark chocolate on top of the cheesecake, for added seduction.
6. Undress from the tin and serve.

This cheesecake is one of my most favourite one’s to make, because it’s not too sweet at all and the double cream makes the filling really light; so you won’t get that full fat over-kill feeling.

Also, the pears soak up the amaretto and adds a refreshing yet alcoholic (depending how much amaretto you add) crunch to it.

Irresistable.

Do yourself a favour, make this one at home and you will never buy a cheesecake from a store again.

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6 comments

Milna Mandusic February 4, 2013 at 5:57 pm

Yummy!

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Amy Lau February 4, 2013 at 7:56 pm

It is! – you should try it :}

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Pretty and Tasty-Ly February 5, 2013 at 11:36 pm

Mmmmm looks sooooo yum! Xxx

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Amy Lau February 7, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Thanks – it was indeed :}

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Borjana February 7, 2013 at 9:33 pm

Well honey,I love this,I can tell you that;-)
xx
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Amy Lau February 9, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Thank you gorgeous – you should definitely make it <3

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