Cheesecake with fig balsamic cream – Kalamata Papadimitriou

Cheesecake with fig balsamic cream


For the dough
150 gr all-purpose flour
150 gr butter, cut in small pieces
25 gr icing sugar
2 egg yolks
A pinch of salt

For the cheesecake:
3 tubs of cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla powder
Icing sugar (add as much as you like, depending on how sweet you like the filling to be – we propose 4 tbsp icing sugar for every two cups of cream cheese)
200 gr myrtle berries
2 tbsp Fig Balsamic Cream Kalamata Papadimitriou
2 tbsp honey

In a bowl, mix all the ingredients for the dough; once it has been homogenized, leave it in the refrigerator for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the cheese filling, combining all the ingredients except the myrtle berries.
Grease the mold and using your fingers, press in the dough so it spreads evenly, covering the mold to the rim. Bake in the oven (preferably using the fan) for 15 minutes at 180oC until it acquires a golden color.
If you want to have a smooth surface, cover with a sheet of greaseproof paper and spread some beans or chickpeas to keep the pastry down.
After 15 minutes of baking, put the blueberries on the baked base, sprinkle with the balsamic cream and the honey; then pour the cheese mixture. Bake for at least another 30-40 minutes. The cheesecake will be ready when the cheese mixture has solidified and lost its very creamy texture.
Allow the cake to cool slowly at room temperature, then place it for 2 hours in the refrigerator before serving


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