Nanaimo bar cheesecake

Nanaimo bar cheesecake


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About this recipe: The nanaimo bar is a traditional and much revered Canadian traybake. Here, the taste of a nanaimo comes in a cheesecake!


Serves: 16 

  • 200g crushed chocolate sandwich cookies, such as Oreo®
  • 110g butter, melted
  • 4 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 8 tablespoons desiccated coconut
  • 900g cream cheese, softened
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 4 tablespoons custard powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 170g plain chocolate
  • 120ml double cream

Prep:40min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Extra time:3hr20min chilling  ›  Ready in:4hr40min 

  1. Preheat an oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
  2. Stir together the crushed cookies, melted butter, pecans and coconut in a bowl until the mixture is well combined. Press into the bottom of a 20x30cm baking dish, and refrigerate while making filling.
  3. Beat cream cheese, sugar and custard powder in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, and beat in eggs, 1 at a time, beating each until fully incorporated before adding the next. Layer the filling over the base.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the centre is almost set, about 40 minutes. Refrigerate the cheesecake until fully cold, at least 3 hours.
  5. Melt the plain chocolate in a saucepan over very low heat with the cream, and stir until the mixture is smooth. Pour the chocolate mixture over the cheesecake, spread with a spatula to cover the middle layer, and chill until the topping is firm, 15 to 20 minutes. Serve cold. Store leftovers in fridge.

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YUM, and really easy to make - 28 Jul 2010

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