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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 x 250g packets plain biscuits
  • 125g butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons gelatine powder
  • 2 tablespoons water, boiling
  • 300ml thickened cream
  • 375g cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Kikkoman Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce,
  • 300ml thickened cream, whipped, extra
  • oil for drizzling
  • 20g extra butter
  • 3 pears, peeled, quartered lengthways, cored

Soy Caramel

  • 60g unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup Kikkoman Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce
  • 1/3 cup thickened cream

Kikkoman sauce used in this recipe

TOTAL TIME
28 mins
Serves
10 to 12
Cook time
8 mins
Prep time
20 mins

Soy Caramel Roasted Pear Cheesecake

Method

  1. Grease a 4cm-deep, 24cm round (base) loose-based, round cake tin.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees.
  3. Place peeled pears on an oven tray, drizzled with a little oil and 20g butter and roast pears for 15 to 20 mins, set aside and allow to cool.
  4. Place biscuits in a food processor. Process until fine crumbs form. Add butter. Process until combined. Press mixture into base and side of prepared tin. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle gelatine over boiling water in a small heatproof jug. Whisk with a fork until the gelatine has dissolved. Set aside to cool.
  6. Meanwhile, using an electric mixer, beat cream until just-firm peaks form. In a separate bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and soy sauce for 2 to 3 minutes or until smooth. Beat gelatine mixture into cream cheese mixture. Fold in whipped cream. Pour into the prepared tin. Refrigerate for 6 hours or until filling is firm or is set.
  7. Meanwhile, make Soy Caramel; Place butter, sugar, soy sauce and cream in a large frying pan over medium heat. Cook for 2 minutes or until melted and combined. Bring to a simmer. Add cooked pears, stirring them into the sauce, for 2 to 3 minutes then reduce heat and simmer sauce for a further 3 to 4 minutes or until slightly thickened. Set aside and allow to cool.
  8. Just before serving cheesecake, arrange pears in sauce on top of the cheesecake and serve with extra whipped cream.