Christmas Fruit Cheesecake

Christmas Fruit Cheesecake


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


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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Reviews (4)


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

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