Christmas Fruit Cheesecake

    9 hours 30 minutes

    This is a delicious alternative to traditional Christmas pudding but still is a serious and fruity dessert for the big day.

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    Serves: 8 

    • Base
    • 2 cups (220g) biscuit crumbs
    • 125g melted butter
    • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
    • Filling
    • 500g cream cheese, softened
    • 3/4 cup (185g) sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 200g mixed dried fruit
    • 1 tablespoon dark rum

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Extra time:8hours chilling  ›  Ready in:9hours30min 

    1. Mix all the base ingredients together and press into a greased 20cm springform tin then place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
    2. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees C. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar till smooth and creamy; add eggs, one at a time. Stir in dried fruit and the rum. Pour over the prepared base.
    3. Bake in preheated (160 degrees C) oven for 1 hour or until firm. Cool in oven with the door ajar. Once cool, place in the fridge and refrigerate overnight. Decorate with whipped cream and chocolate curls.

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    Altered ingredient amounts. This was fabulous, compliments all around, however I added another tablespoon of rum and soaked the fruit in the rum for a number of hours. This will be made again.  -  03 Dec 2008


    Loved this, although I didn't have dark rum, used cointreau instead and it lacked the intesity of the rum. Would soak the fruit in the rum next time. gots lots of good comments.  -  06 Dec 2011


    I make this every year. It is far nicer than hot plum pudding. Living in Australia it suits our hot climate better. Tastes great. There is never any left over.  -  04 Dec 2008