Kumara Cheesecake

Kumara Cheesecake


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This is a great combination of sweet potato or kumara pie and cheesecake. My family loves them both so I combined them.


Serves: 16 

  • 1 cup (125g) plain flour
  • 1/4 cup (50g) white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 125g butter, chilled
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 700g cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup (150g) white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups cooked and mashed sweet potatoes
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup thickened cream

Preparation:1hour10min  ›  Cook:1hour5min  ›  Extra time:4hours chilling  ›  Ready in:6hours15min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. To Make Crust: In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup flour, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest and 1 1/2 teaspoons orange zest. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; stir in coconut. Mix together egg yolk and water; stir into flour mixture. Form dough into ball.
  3. Press slightly less than half the mixture onto the bottom of a springform pan with the sides removed. Place on shallow baking tray and bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool. Attach sides onto pan and press remaining mixture all the way up the sides of the pan; set aside.
  4. To Make Filling: In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, 3/4 cup sugar, 3 tablespoons flour, 1 tablespoon lemon zest, 1 tablespoon orange zest, cinnamon and nutmeg. Beat until smooth. Blend in sweet potatoes and eggs. Stir in cream. Pour mixture into prepared crust. Place pan in a shallow baking tray.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 65 to 70 minutes or until centre of the pie is nearly set.
  6. Cool in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes. Using a small spatula or knife, loosen the crust from the sides of the pan; cool for an additional 30 minutes. Remove sides of the pan and allow pie to cool completely. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.

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