Green Tea Cheesecake

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Total Time:
1.5 hours
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • For cheesecake filling: 4 tsp - green tea powder
  • 550 gms - soft cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup - sugar
  • 1 cup - sour cream
  • 3 - eggs
  • 1 tsp - finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp - cornstarch
  • For plum compote: 12 fresh plums (remove seed and cut each half into 3 pieces)
  • sugar to taste
  • (start with 4 tbsp)
  • 1 cup - water
  • a pinch ground cinnamon
  • vanilla bean
  • zest of one orange.
  • For the crumb base : 1.5 cups - cream cracker biscuits (crushed into crumbs)
  • 1/2 cup - melted butter

How to Make Green Tea Cheesecake

  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees C.
  • Make a base by mixing together the cream cracker biscuit crumbs and melted butter.
  • Prepare a ring by pressing the crumb mixture firmly into the bottom of the spring form tin.
  • Beat cream cheese and sugar and cornstarch, add eggs slowly.
  • Scrape sides of the bowl periodically down, to ensure proper mixing.
  • Add sour cream and zests to the green tea paste, and add to the cheese mix.
  • Pour it into the prepared ring and bake at 160 degrees C for approximately 35 minutes.
  • Allow it to cool for 30 minutes, remove it from the ring and refrigerate.
  • Serve it with a plum compote.
  • For plum compote:
  • Dissolve sugar and water, and simmer it.
  • Add orange zest and plums, cook until it becomes just tender.
  • Before serving, check the sweetness, add more sugar if required.
  • Remove from the heat, add vanilla bean seeds and refrigerate.
  • Serve with green tea cheesecake.