Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Spiced Pear Cheese Cake

I have some pears sitting in the fridge for quite sometime, seems like no one wants to lay their hands on them. Never ever waste fruits nor food! I think cream cheese should be the best thing to help me clearing up the pears. So, here's what I did!

Ingredients for Base Crust :

200gm biscuit, crashed
50gm roasted almond, crashed
125gm butter, melted

- combine all ingredients and mix well.
- then spread and press mixture evenly to a 8" spring foam tray.
- chill untill firm.

Ingredients for Cream cheese Filling :

2 green pears, sliced
1/4tspn ground cardamom
1/3 tspn ground nutmeg
3 tbsp brown sugar
500gm cream cheese, softened
3 large eggs
1/2 cup sugar
30ml lime juice
1 tbsp lime zest
90gm yogurt

Topping : 60gm apricot/marmalade jam + 3 tbsp water

Method :

- preheat frying pan with 2tbsp butter.
- stir in sliced pear, ground cardamom, ground nutmeg and brown sugar.
- simmer the sliced pear over low hear untill tender then leave aside.



- combine cream cheese, yogurt, sugar, eggs, lime juice & lime zest in a mixture bowl.
- beat the mixture untill smooth and well combined.
- pour half portion of the batter to the biscuit base crust baking tray.
- line in the cooked pear and then cover with the other half portion of the batter.
- decorate the top with the balance spiced pear.
- wrap the bottom baking tray with aluminium foil nicely.
- finally, bake at 160'c for 1 hour and 20 mins (water bath method) or untill the centre is set.



Then for the topping, melt jam with water over double boiler. Spread the mixture over the cake once it's ready and leave cool. It's best to refrigerate the cake overnight before serving.

How does it look? Tempting or what? Cardamom and nutmeg are both quite strong and unforgettable flavour! I'm glad I only added in a tiny bit of each, just nice and thin to go along with the pear. What a great pair indeed!

46 comments:

penny aka jeroxie said...

That looks really really good. I could have a big slice of that.

Angie's Recipes said...

Tea time here...a large slice of cheesecake would be wonderful.
Pears here don't taste like the pear I used to eat...so I hardly eat them. But making a cheesecake with them, it's another case.

tracieMoo said...

Kristy, this looks absolutely divine. Rich and yummy. You've got me craving for a rich cheesecake now. It's been quite a while since I had one..

Belinda @zomppa said...

What a gorgeous looking cake - love pear but never thought about it in cheesecake.

Pete said...

Woo, this is a dessert that I would want to have second helping.....LOL!

Chow and Chatter said...

wow this looks amazing and the bread wow good luck for the giveaway

~~louise~~ said...

Oh heavens, such decadence. I too am craving THAT cheesecake and I love the notion of pears...

Thanks for sharing, Kristy. Oh it looks so good...

Cool Lassi(e) said...

The cheese cake looks divine!The pear arrangement on top is nice!

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

Hola buddy, this cheese is something i wanna dig in2 NOW....i love the spiced peach addition, awesome babes....and have a little suprise for my dear pal with a message for u dear so do hop by when u can:-))))

Bakericious said...

kristy, the cake looks yummy

Lyndsey said...

What an awesome layered cheesecake, haven't seen that before! I'm not big on pears, but I feel the same way about not wanting to waste food! Beautiful dessert!

elra said...

Yummy, I love cheese cake and pear. I like the crust with a bit almond in it too.

5 Star Foodie said...

Very pretty and scrumptious with pears!

sowmya's creative saga said...

looks so pretty and delicious..

Lazaro Cooks! said...

That is gorgeous. Beautifully presented and very tasty recipe. Cheers!

Heavenly Housewife said...

How yummy. I am actually glad this is not in my house. I would totally eat it all up. Its too much temptation for me.
Beautiful job!
*kisses* HH

Mary said...

This looks like a piece of art and it sounds delicious. It has moved to my must-do list. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Cheah said...

Nice creation, Kristy! Yup, never waste food.

Kumi said...

Looks absolutely delicious! I'll have to keep the recipe for when we get some pears!

Claudia said...

You have just elevated the pear - this is so enticing. I do love pears - they never seem to be ripe enough anymore.

Bob said...

Oh my, is that lovely or what? Great way to use up the pears!

Pam said...

Oh, yummy! This looks absolutely delicious! Love that cardamom addition too. I'm assuming it's low calorie. ;)

alison said...

you are absolutely amazing:another beutiful cake!love pears!

Jhonny walker said...

I love making walnut pear chocolate cakes...but this one is out of this world..awesome..simply gorgeous :)

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

What a beautiful cheesecake! I'm just enjoying a cup of coffee. A slice of cheesecake would go perfectly with it! :)

reanaclaire said...

kristy oh kristy... i beh tahan liow.. i m really jeles of your "baking" hands u have.. so creative and .. oooohh... i m drooling now..

My Little Space said...

Good morning everyone,

Gee, I'm totally thrilled when reading all your comments on this cheese cake! Don't know what else to say except THANK YOU! To show my appreciation, please wait me at the other side of your printer! Because I'm sending you a slice each! HAHAHA.... Have fun and enjoy your day!

Best Regards,
Kristy

Shirley said...

This is a fantastic recipe Kristy. Delicious and healthy. I hope you are feeling better now. Get well soon.

MaryMoh said...

I have never tried pears in cheesecake. I think it must be very delicious with the soft and sweet pear. Thanks for sharing.

tigerfish said...

Never seen such a cheesecake before. Very creative.

3 hungry tummies said...

That is another hour on the bicycle Kristy! Well worth it though!

Fimère said...

je ramène ma tasse de thé et je viens déguster ce magnifique et gourmand cheesecake, j'adore
bravo pour cette belle réalisation
bonne journée

Jeannie said...

Hopping over from Mary Moh's... you gals sure can cook, bake and blog real fast! I am having trouble catching up! How about a piece of that wonderful looking cheesecake to replendish my energy? :D Let's hope this comment went through, this is the 2nd time i am posting cos i am not sure if the 1st one went through or not! Age is catching up on me!:P

My Little Space said...

Shirley : Oh thank you dear friend! I'm much better now.

MaryMoh : I wonder if there's a Chinese version cheese cake or not?

Tigerfish : Thanks alot, dear friend!

3HTummies : One hour...at least 2 hours-lah! haha...

Fimere : Merci beaucoup, mon cher ami! Vous êtes toujours les bienvenus pour vous joindre à moi.

Jeannie : Hey, haven't heard from you for quite some time! Hope you're well. You're a busy lady. Just take your time. I don't mind at all.

Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Cheers, Kristy

Alice Law said...

It looks superdelicious to me, I reckon it might beat 'secret recipe' flat too the ground! LOl!

Barbara said...

I love this pear cheesecake.. and the flavors you poached the pears in is just perfect! Lime and nutmeg in the cheesecake part adds yet another layer of flavor. Excellent recipe, Kristy!

Drick said...

oh wow ... that so does look good - never had pear cheesecake before, bet it is awesome

pegasuslegend said...

Wow have you thought of opening up a shop these are store worthy professional looking gourmet cakes wonderful!!!!! bravo

Elin said...

Two action words for this cake - Drooling and salivating !!! phew...my keyboard is all wet...all your fault ;p thankie for sharing the recipe :)

Mary said...

Back again just to thank you for your kind words. Hugs and blessings...Mary

citronetvanille said...

What a gorgeous cake! pears and cheese cake is a beautiful combination, I am telling you, you need to open a bakery! and I will be one of the first customer in line

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

It's 3.30 pm here, just perfect for a big slice of that beautiful pear cheesecake and a cup of coffee! You Kristy, are a baking savant and I completely agree with Silvia up there!

Olive said...

ahh cheesecake, I love it,I've never tried making it with pears though..looks awesome! :)

Divina Pe said...

This looks heavenly and l love the combination of the cream cheese and pears.

WizzyTheStick said...

I don't know how you do it! You are such a talented cook and baker. Everything you make looks sooooo good. ALWAYS!

Hillyywc said...

How yummy. I am actually glad this is not in my house. I would totally eat it all up. Its too much temptation for me. Beautiful job! *kisses* HH

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