Raspberry Cheesecake

Raspberry Cheesecake

SERVES 12

100g raw almonds
60g raw sugar
80g plain flour
80g butter, room temperature
1 lemon, juice of 1, 8cm piece of rind
1kg cream cheese, roughly chopped
600g condensed milk
250g apple juice
2 1⁄4 tbsp gelatine
150g frozen raspberries
150g fresh raspberries

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C
  2. Place almonds and 40g sugar in TM bowl, mill for 20 seconds, speed 10.
  3. Add flour and butter, mix for 5 seconds, speed 8. Press mixture firmly into the base of a lined 28cm spring form pan. Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden. Allow to cool.
  4. Meanwhile, place 20g sugar and lemon rind in TM bowl. Mill for 10 seconds, speed 10.
  5. Add half the cream cheese, mix for 30 seconds, speed 4. Set aside. 6.
  6. Add remaining cream cheese, mix for 30 seconds, speed 4. Set aside.
  7. Place 100g condensed milk and 1 1⁄4 tbsp of gelatine in a small cup or bowl and stir to combine. Set aside.
  8. Place remaining condensed milk in TM bowl, heat for 4 minutes, 70°C, speed 2.
  9. Add gelatine mixture, mix for 20 seconds, speed 2.
  10. Add cream cheese and lemon juice, mix for 1 minute, speed 6. Pour filling onto cooled base. Smooth the top using the back of a spatula or large spoon. Ensure mixture is right in all the edges. Place in the freezer.
  11. Meanwhile, place 50g apple juice and remaining 1 tbsp gelatine in a small cup and stir to combine. Set aside.
  12. Place frozen raspberries and 50g sugar in TM bowl, mill for 5 seconds, speed 9. Set aside.
  13. Without cleaning TM bowl add remaining apple juice, cook for 3 minutes, 70°C, speed 2.
  14. Add gelatine mixture, mix for 20 seconds, speed 2.
  15. Add milled raspberries and sugar, mix for a further 20 seconds, speed 2. Remove cheesecake from freezer and pour over raspberry mixture.

Scatter with remaining raspberries and refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours prior to serving.

Variation: For a faster option, crush biscuits and mix with butter to form the base – this requires no baking!

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