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Christmas Pudding Cheesecake

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  • Prep Time: 35 mins
  • Total time: 40 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 8 people

Christmas Pudding Cheesecake

Not a fan of heavy Christmas Pudding? This Christmas Pudding Cheesecake is a much lighter alternative, free from all of the processed sugar but packed with healthy ingredients and a cheeky boozy kick.


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Nuts


For the alcohol infused fruit

  • 50g sultanas
  • 50g raisins
  • 45g dried cherries
  • 30g walnuts (roughly chopped)
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • 2 tbsp spiced rum
  • 1 tsp kirsch
  • 1 tbsp mixed spice

For the cheesecake base

  • 50g mixed nuts (pecans and cashews work well)
  • 30g dessicated coconut
  • 20g pumpkin seeds
  • 50g ground almonds
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • Pinch sea salt

For the cheesecake filling

  • 140g cashews (soaked overnight)
  • 140g coconut oil (softened or melted)
  • 120ml cashew milk
  • 90ml pure maple syrup
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or 1/4 tsp vanilla powder
  • Alcohol infused fruit (see above)

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  • Step 1

    The night before, stir together all of the ingredients for the alcohol infused fruit, in a non-metal bowl, and cover with cling film. Leave overnight or a minimum of 4 hours if rushed for time.

  • Step 2

    Add the ingredients for the cheesecake base to the bowl of the food processor and select CHOP. Then blend on low until the mixture compresses into a dough when pressed with the back of a spoon.

  • Step 3

    Line the base of a 17cm, deep (roughly 9cm) springform cake tin with greaseproof parchment. Add the base mixture to the tin and knuckle in until even. Place into the freezer.

  • Step 4

    Add the ingredients for the cheesecake filling, except for the alcohol infused fruit, and blend on HIGH 3 times, scraping betweent blends. Transfer to the Ninja cup and select MAX BLEND. Pour into a bowl and stir in the alcohol infused fruit.

  • Step 5

    Pour the filling into the tin and place back into the freezer. Leave to set for 4 hours before removing from the tin and serving. Decorate with fresh fruit slices and whole spices.