Preparation time:
10 mins
Cooking time:
1 hour
Serves:
12
Fig and Almond Ricotta Cheesecake
By Chris Stephan
Ingredients
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1¼ cups almond meal
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 210g butter, softened
  • 300g smooth ricotta
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla
  • 1 jar Beerenberg Fig and Almond Jam
  • 6 fresh figs, cut in halves
Method:

Preheat oven to 160°C. Brush with butter and line a 26cm diameter springform cake tin with baking paper.

Using a food processor, pulse the flour, almond meal, sugar, baking powder and a pinch of salt in a food processor.

Add butter and process to combine.

Press the dough into the base of the tin and push up the sides.

Blend the ricotta, eggs and vanilla then fold through ½ jar Fig and Almond Jam.

Carefully pour the cheese mixture into the prepared base.

Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour or until golden on top and just set in the centre of the cake.

Set aside in tin to cool then release sides and transfer to a serving plate.

Pile the fresh figs onto the centre of the cake and drizzle with some extra Fig and Almond Jam.

The cheesecake is best served at room temperature.