Christmas Cheesecake

PREP: 10 MINS | COOK: 1.5 HRS | SERVES: 8-10

What you’ll need…


1 packet Malt o’ Milk biscuits

250g unsalted butter, melted

250g Sunbeam Almond Meal


300g ricotta

300g cream cheese

1 1/2 cup caster sugar

1/2 cup cornflour

85g unsalted butter, melted, plus extra to grease tin

3 eggs

1 tsp vanilla bean paste

400mL sour cream

300g Sunbeam Mixed Fruit

Nut Toffee

40g Sunbeam Natural Almonds

40g Skinless Hazelnuts, roughly chopped

1 1/2 cup caster sugar

1/2 tsp sea salt flakes


Preaheat oven 160 degrees (140 degrees fan).

  1. Brush base and sides of 25cm springform pan with butter.
  2. Process biscuits, extra melted butter and almond meal in a food processor until fine crumb. Press into base and sides of pan.
  3. Combine ricotta, cream cheese, sugar, cornflour, butter, eggs and vanilla bean paste in food processor. Blend for 2 mins then fold through sour cream and fruit.
  4. Pour filling over base, cover with foil and bake for 1.5 hours. Remove cake from oven, allow to come to room temperature before refrigerating overnight.

To make Toffee

  1. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Spread nuts evenly over tray.
  2. Add sugar to a medium, heavy-based saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly until sugar completely dissolves then remove from heat immediately and pour over nuts.
  3. Sprinkle with sea salt flakes then allow to set. Serve cheesecake topped with shards of broken nut toffee.