Baked Illawarra plum cheesecake

Serves: 6


185g sweet biscuits
100g butter
100g Illawarra Plums Sauce
1 tablespoon lemon juice
500g cream cheese
125g castor sugar
3 eggs
100g flour
125ml low fat cream


1. In a food processor pulse the sweet biscuits to crumbs; add melted butter to form the crumb crust
2. in individual ceramic dishes, form the base and edges and set in the fridge for an hour
3. Combine Illawarra plums and lemon juice; and set aside
4. combine the cream cheese and sugar together in the blender, until light and fluffy
5. add the eggs to the mixture, one at a time then add in the flour and cream
6. spoon in Illawarra plum sauce and transfer to the prepared crumb cases
7. bake in at 160°C for 60-70 minutes
8. remove and allow to cool; refrigerate when cool


Serve with rich double cream and fresh fruit garnish (for visuals more than taste).

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Dining Downunder Cookbook

This Australian recipe of Baked Illawarra plum cheesecake is included in the Dining Downunder Cookbook which can be purchased online at the Dining Downunder Online Shop. Also available online is a wide range of native Australian herbs and spices, sauces, syrups, infused oils and bush tucker ingredients such as wattleseed and paperbark rolls.

Vic Cherikoff