Preparation Time : 15-20 minutes
Cooking Time : 35-40 minutes
Serving : 8-10 members
Dessert is always made at home only on festive days , special occasions , guests around or kids coming home . I always have two moods when it’s about desserts . One is to try out the most awaited interesting dessert recipes I have been waiting to try out or Russell up a dessert with ingredients that’s been in my pantry for a while to finish it off . The second mentioned has it’s risk factor of working either way good or bad . This baked peach cheese cake was made to finish of the tinned peaches that I had in my pantry for quite some time when my kids were here on a holiday . Followed a recipe from the net and tweaked it to my convenience of ingredients at home . Baked , cooled and placed in the refrigerator to be served later . The next evening had my hubbies cousin sister wahida and his niece Faiza visit us at home . I did serve this peach cheese cake along with a spread of nibbles . Not knowing how the dessert tastes with the trial I made to finish off stuff from my pantry , quietly was watching every one eat it . Faiza was the first one to say ” mami this so yum . What’s this ? ” feeling a bit of relief , made sure to serve her another piece of peach cheese cake . This dessert was over in a day and I did get my share to taste but still was not satisfied . Think the thought that the dessert was made to finish off a tin of peaches made me feel so . The following week , I get a call from wahida ( hubby dears cousin sister ) asking for the recipe of the peach cheese cake saying her daughter Faiza is craving for it ever since she ate it that day at your place and my other daughter Zeno is fed up listening to Faiza go gaga about the peach cheese cake and tempting her to the core . I am forced to make this peach cheese cake because of you and I hate it when I am pushed to do things the main reason being my daughters compare me with you . I was like are you serious !!! You really want the recipe of that hassled up cheese cake in my mind . I had deleted the recipe thinking I am not going to make this cheese cake again . Now , I had to search for the recipe and send it over . What else could I do … I did so and made up my mind thinking not everything that tastes good to you is going to be liked by others or any thing that tastes bad to you is not going to be bad for others . Dum me , at times I just loose my mind .. Well … I guess , I am being human actually :-)) .
Ingredients for the Crust
|Digestive biscuits||12 crushed to a coarse powder|
|Melted butter||4 tablespoons|
Ingredients for Filling
|cream cheese||250 gms softened|
|vanilla essence||1/2 teaspoon|
|peach jam||1 cup+ 1/4 cup ( I used chopped tinned peach's instead for the filling )|
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F / 180 degrees Celsius .In a medium size bowl, combine the digestive biscuit crumbs with the sugar and butter. Mix well and place in the bottom and sides of an 8-inch springform cake pan / tart pan .
- Make sure to press against the sides and bottom of the pan. Set the crust aside keeping it in the refrigerator .Prepare the filling by beating the eggs and cream cheese together.
- Add the sugar and vanilla and continue beating until well blended. Add 1/4 cup peach jam and mix until incorporated. Pour mixture into prepared biscuit crust and bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes.top with remaining 1 cup peach jam. Cool to room temperature and then refrigerate overnight. Serve chilled