White chocolate Christmas cheesecake

White chocolate Christmas cheesecake

Make this mouth-watering cheesecake the day before and keep it in the fridge until party time

By , 23 November 2017

(27 votes)

White chocolate Christmas cheesecake
  • 1 Hour 40 Mins
  • Serves: 12
  • Price: 70p per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 120g serving contains
  • Energy

    2397KJ

    573KCAL

    29%
  • Fat

    43.5g

    high

    62%
  • Saturates

    27.4g

    high

    137%
  • Sugars

    28.3g

    high

    31%
  • Salt

    0.40g

    med

    7%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 1998kJ/478kcal.
Ingredients
  • 50g sultanas
  • 3 tbsp rum
  • 225 digestive biscuits
  • 115g butter, melted
  • 400g white chocolate, plus extra to decorate
  • 250g tub mascarpone
  • 1 lime, zested
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 300ml double cream
Method
  • Soak the sultanas in the rum for 12 hours.

  • Crush the biscuits to make crumbs and mix with the butter. Press into the base of a 23cm loose-based tin.

  • Melt the chocolate in a bowl standing over a pan of simmering water, making sure the base of the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Remove the bowl and leave to cool for 15 minutes.

  • Beat the mascarpone with most of the zest, juice and honey until evenly mixed. Stir in the melted chocolate.

  • Whip the cream until it holds its shape and fold gently into the mascarpone with the sultanas and rum.

  • Spoon on top of the base, add some chocolate whirls and lime zest, and chill.