Green Tea Cheesecake

1
Geoffry Le Cher

By
@Geoffry

I like cheesecake and here is my twist on this traditional dessert.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
8-10
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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CAKE

24
shortbread cookies
2 Tbsp
butter, unsalted
16 oz
cream cheese, room temperature
4 oz
neufchâtel cheese
1 c
sugar
4 large
eggs
5 tsp
finely ground green tea from about 10 tea bags
green food coloring (optional)

SYRUP

1 pt
fresh raspberries
1/2 c
sugar
2 oz
‘chambord’ raspberry liqueur
1 Tbsp
corn starch
1/4 c
water
1 1/2 oz
vodka
1 oz
lemon juice

How to Make Green Tea Cheesecake

Step-by-Step

  • 1For cake:
  • 2Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • 3In a food processor, chop cookies to a fine texture and add butter. Process until mixture is mealy and the butter is incorporated.
  • 4Press cookie crumbs firmly onto bottom (not sides) of 8-inch-diameter springform pan.
  • 5Place pan in oven and ‘blind bake’ for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  • 6Reduce oven to 325°F.
  • 7Wrap outside of pan tightly with several layers of heavy-duty foil.
  • 8Using a stand mixer, beat cream cheeses, food coloring and sugar until smooth.
  • 9Add eggs 1 at a time, beating until incorporated after each addition.
  • 10Beat in green tea until smooth. Pour batter over prepared crust in pan. Place cake in roasting pan; add enough hot water to roasting pan to come halfway up sides of spring-form pan.
  • 11Bake cake until set but center moves very slightly when pan is gently shaken, about 1 hour. Remove cake from roasting pan; cool 1 hour at room temperature.
  • 12Refrigerate uncovered overnight.
  • 13For Sauce:
  • 14Mix cornstarch and water and create slurry.
    Place raspberries, Chambord and sugar in a small saucepan, over medium heat, stirring constantly, cooking until berries burst.
  • 15Slowly add slurry, stirring constantly, as mixture thickens to a paste consistency. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
  • 16Add vodka and lemon juice and stir until the consistency of warm honey. Add additional Chambord as necessary.
  • 17Service:
  • 18Cut around pan sides to loosen cake; remove sides.

    Cut cake into wedges.

    Spoon syrup onto plate and set cake wedge onto plate.

    Garnish cake with some blackberries, raspberries and mint.

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About Green Tea Cheesecake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Asian




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