Pear cheesecake

When preparing a cake I always think of which ingredients and flavours to combine, experimenting in a way and getting a really tasty result. But all cooking is experimenting in a way, either you are repeating someone’s experiment by following their recipe or you are creating yourself a new delicious dish to surprise your guests. They always say that you should follow the recipe by the letter, especially when cakes are in question, but there are still simple desserts you can improve yourself a million different ways and find a way of bringing them up a notch, and that’s exactly what I did with this cheesecake.

We all now the simple but incredibly delicious classic Cheesecake anyone can make in less than an hour, both baking it or making a raw one. Even though we know the classic one, most of us have some version of our favourite cheesecake – raspberry cheesecake, cherry cheesecake or Nutella cheesecake.. and that’s my point, cheesecake is exactly a cake which you can experiment with. I’ve posted a few cheesecake recipes so far  and you can check them out – Strawberry cheesecake , Cheesecake with chocolate glaze , Pumpkin cheesecake , Cherry cheesecake & Forest fruit cheesecake .

 

This Pear cheesecake recipe came to me in the middle of the pear season, since my family has friends who grow all kinds of fruit our fridge is always stacked with delicious ripe fruit. We just had to use the pears we had in the fridge and I thought of making combination of something new with something we all know and love like cheesecake. The cake is really fresh because of the pears which bring out the flavour with the tone of lime and the creamy cheese texture. It’s a no-brainer – you should try it out!

Enjoy & happy cooking!


Preparation: 35 min

Cook time: 35 min

Servings: 12


Ingredients

  • 15 whole graham crackers, ground
  • 80 g butter
  • 800 g cream cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 pears, peeled and ground
  • 100 g brown sugar
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 lime
  • some fresh mint, chopped
  • 350 almonds
  • 200 g white chocolate
  • 3 tbsp almond oil

Pear cheesecake

How to

  1. Preheat the oven to 180° C.
  2. Melt 80 g of butter in a small sauce pan. Mix in the butter with ground crackers and press them in a round cake pan.
  3. Place cream cheese, 4 eggs, ground pears, brown sugar, vanilla extract, lime juice, lime zest and chopped fresh mint. Mix the ingredients until combined. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the ground crackers in a round cake pan.
  4. Bake the cheesecake in a preheated oven for about 35-40 min. Remove from the oven and let it cool down.
  5. Melt the white chocolate over steam, add almond oil and stir to combine. In a second pot cook the almonds for about 5-10 min until the skin falls off of them. Dip the peeled almonds in melted white chocolate and place them on a blank parchment paper. Place the almonds in the fridge so the chocolate sets. Place the almonds on top of the cake and serve right out of the fridge.
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34 Comments Add yours

  1. lathiya says:

    This cheesecake looks tempting..white chocolate dipped almonds are great idea

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you, it’s so tasty and refreshing you just have to try it 🙂

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  2. Love the sound of pear in a cheesecake. I totally agree on starting with flavours and building Round that !

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you very much for your nice comment, pear really does take it to a new level, you should try it out 😊

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  3. Oh this cheesecake sounds delicious. I love pears, soon enough it will be pear season again and this is a wonderful dessert using them. I really love cheesecake as well and adding pears makes this even more irresistible. One of my favorite snacks is cottage cheese with poached pears, sound weird maybe but I love it and this reminds me of that only much more elegant.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you so so very much 😁 I’m so glad when I read such nice feedback, and the combo of cottage cheese and pears actually sounds tasty to me

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    2. Oh my gosh, Suzanne, that’s always been a favorite combo of mine, although I discovered it when my Mom was dieting and that was decades ago, so I’d eat cottage cheese with canned pears. The mingling of the flavors is so fantastic – now I’ll have to try cottage cheese with poached pears and I am planning on making this marvelous cheesecake!

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      1. chefkreso says:

        Now I also have to try cottage cheese and poached pears combo 😁

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      2. haha we’ve corrupted you!! 🙂

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  4. It’s nice to see a cheesecake with a different fruit. Nice work (:

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you very much! It’s easy to make a cheesecake combo with all kinds of fruit, the best thing about it 😊

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  5. wow every cheesecake is so tempting…I think I’ll have been wondering which one I should try first!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you very much! If you try them help me choose which one is best 😁

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  6. Yum, this really does sound good !

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you! 😊

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  7. Archana says:

    looks heavenly!

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  8. The recipe and photography is simply amazing! Almond cheese cake is something I would try soon 🙂

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you! Love to read such nice comments, thanks for stopping by and hope you’ll like my cheesecake recipe as much as the ones to come 😊

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  9. Rini says:

    Cheesecake is so good, but pear cheesecake is something I have yet to try. Thanks for the share!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      I hope you’ll like the flavour, thank you very much for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment 😊

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  10. Seriously, white chocolate covered almonds? I love pears and I especially love any pear almond combo. This sounds fantastic That cherry cheesecake looks pretty mouthwatering, too. 🙂

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you! I love white chocolate covered almonds, so delicious 😊 it’s easy to make and so delicious, if you give it a try do tell me how it turns out! Thank you one more time for stopping by and leaving a nice comment like this 😄

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      1. My pleasure!! 🙂

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  11. Wow, Kreso. I’m a big fan of cheesecake and this one looks amazing. I love pear and almonds. What a great combination. Keeping this in mind for my next dinner party – would be perfect!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      I hope you’ll like the flavour, pears really give it a refreshing kick 😁 thank you and give me some feedback after trying it out!

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  12. petra08 says:

    I love cheesecake and this looks so good 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you Petra! Hope you’ll have a lovely week and delicious dishes throughout it! 😊

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  13. I love cheesecake…this sounds delicious!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you, it really is a refreshing combo 😊

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  14. Looks great! I love adding a pear compote on top of a cheesecake but never thought of putting it inside! Great idea!!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      I love incorporating fruits into the filling or cream cheese in this case because they give more flavour than being just on top of the cake, but in some cases the point is to enhance the cream cheese flavour and texture so the fruit on top is the best choice 😊 thanks for stopping by!

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      1. Love it, I will try your method! Maybe with some peaches, they are in season here!

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      2. chefkreso says:

        That would also be a great idea! Have to try that version myself 😁

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