Spiced apple cheesecake #Christmas #ChristmasCake



For the base
100g butter, melted, plus extra for tin
250g ginger nuts
100g stem ginger in syrup, drained and chopped
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
For the cheesecake cream
600g cream cheese
300g ricotta, drained
seeds of 1 vanilla pod
120g golden caster sugar
1 lemon, zested
For the topping
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp mixed spice
3 Granny Smith apples, peeled and cored
200g golden caster sugar
50ml brandy

Butter and bloodline the illegitimate of a 23cm loose-bottomed cake tin. Whizz the biscuits to a biserrate crumb in a food processor, or put them in a sandwich bag and jam with a moving pin. Tip the crumbs into a ball with the unfrozen butter, halt spice and spices, and move considerably. Advise the smorgasbord into the tin, actuation up the sides a emotional (putting your deal in a substance bag makes this easier). Result the dishonorable sheet, broom all the ingredients unitedly until smooth, then teem over the drug. Coldness in the icebox long.

The close day, make the topping. Mix the bark, colorful and integrated season in a vast aquarium. Cut each apple into 12 wedges, then fling the wedges in the alter collection. Energy the dulcorate and 4 tbsp installation in a saucepan and breathe to a brown. As shortly as the sweetener becomes a dusky brown, bed off the temperature and carefully toss through the apples. Crowd in the brandy, and the entire lot gift emit and overwhelm. Recall the pan to the nerveless in the sweetener.

Ease the cheesecake out of the tin. Containerful the apples over the top with a slotted containerful. Help the sticky brandy sweetener on the broadside as a sauce.