Christmas pudding and chocolate cheesecake

Rich, creamy and Christmassy, this divine cheesecake from Simon Rimmer makes the most fabulous of festive feasting
By Simon Rimmer
Christmas pudding and chocolate cheesecake
  • Rating:
  • Serves: 6
  • Cook Time:
  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • Effort: medium

Ingredients

Main

  • 150 g christmas pudding, cooked
  • 50 ml brandy
  • 250 g amaretti biscuits
  • 125 g butter, melted
  • 900 g ricotta cheese
  • 75 g caster sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 125 g chocolate

Method

1. Crumble up the Christmas pudding, pour over the brandy and leave it to soak in. 2. Crush the biscuits and mix in the melted butter. Press the mixture into the base of a 23cm loose bottomed cake tin. 3. Mix the ricotta, sugar and eggs together until smooth. 4. Set the oven to 180°C/gas 4. 5. Fold the melted chocolate into the ricotta mixture. 6. Stir in the crumbled pudding and place on top of the base. Cook for one hour. Serve with double cream.

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