Ginger & Christmas pud cheesecake with ginger sauce

Ginger & Christmas pud cheesecake with ginger sauce

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr, 15 mins Plus chilling

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 8

A set pudding is perfect for entertaining - this one has a creamy texture, dotted with fruit sponge and ginger loaf

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
640
protein
8g
carbs
54g
fat
43g
saturates
26g
fibre
1g
sugar
45g
salt
0.8g

Ingredients

  • flavourless oil, for greasing
  • 2 x 200g tubs full-fat cream cheese
  • 100g mascarpone
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1½ tbsp plain flour
  • 100g Christmas pudding, crumbled (use an individual one if you don't have any leftover, or a rich fruitcake)
  • 1 ball stem ginger from a jar, plus 5 tbsp syrup from the jar
  • ¾ Jamaican ginger loaf cake, sliced into 1½ -2cm-thick slices

For the sauce

  • 100g dark brown muscovado sugar
  • 100g butter
  • 100ml double cream

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 170C/150C fan/gas 5. Grease and line a roughly 1.3-litre ovenproof pudding basin with 4 strips of baking parchment, criss-crossing the bowl like spokes of a wheel. Beat the cream cheese, mascarpone, vanilla, eggs and sugar with an electric mixer until combined and light. Fold in the flour, Christmas pud and stem ginger, then spoon into the prepared tin. Carefully put in the oven.
  2. Check after 1 hr – it should be set with a slight wobble; you may need to give it 10 mins more. Remove and allow to cool slightly (it will puff up, then sink a little). Brush with 1 tbsp ginger syrup, then arrange the ginger loaf cake on top, pressing to form a base. Brush with 1 tbsp more syrup, then place a saucer on top to press down. Chill for at least 4 hrs (or up to 2 days).
  3. To make the sauce, bubble together all the ingredients plus 3 tbsp ginger syrup in a saucepan until syrupy. Turn the cheesecake out onto a serving plate and serve with the hot ginger sauce.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2013

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mlstevens's picture

This was such a great idea and very tasty. It was relatively light too - so great after all the excesses of the Christmas meal. Really easy to put together, especially as it can be made ahead.

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As someone who doesn't like Christmas pudding this is a great alternative! Easy to make and looks spectacular, but most importantly tastes fabulous. Much admired at a pre Christmas dinner party and I was asked for the recipe. Bought a pudding tin for a reasonable price from Amazon. Would definitely make this again.

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