Orange Cardamom cheesecake

Cheese cakes are not my cup of tea but i just can#t stop myself from craving a slice of it from time to time , and this time i wanted to test a raw version with epic flavors , blood orange and cardamom , i guess you know by now that i love putting cardamom almost everywhere , but trust me it really complements oranges graciously ...

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Orange Cardamom cheesecake

PREP TIME30 min
COOK Time3 hours
TOTAL Time3h30

INGREDIENTS

The cheesecake crust:

  • 200 gr graham crackers
  • 100 gr melted butter

The cheese mixture:

  • 300 gr cream cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 250 gr milk
  • 50 gr sugar
  • 50 gr icing sugar
  • 2 tsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • zest and juice of 2 blood oranges
  • 10 gr Agar-Agar

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Start preparing the crust mixing the graham crackers and melted butter , then pressing it in the bakin sheet , finally reserve in the fridge for at least 30 min ( i got it out a little bit earlier and it just collapsed )
  2. Prepare a blood orange custard : start heating the milk . Meanwhile mix the sugar , vanilla extract , eggs , corn starch and Agar-Agar until ,cardamom , orange juice and zest until homogenous . Finally pour the hot milk, whisk it for a couple of seconds and return it to cook util the custard boils . set it aside to cool .
  3. Whisk the cream cheese with the icing sugar and incorporate the cold blood orange custard gradually .
  4. Get out the cheese cake crust pour in the cheese mixture and return back to the fridge for at least 3 hours .
  5. Release the cheese cake gently and decorate it with some fresh orange slices .

Optional: you can finish the top of your cheesecake with a thin layer of meringue and torch it for a nice final touch .

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