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Feta Cheesecake
Feta Cheesecake with a Rich Chocolate Ganache
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 

My Feta Cheesecake is a tangy and delicious blend of cream cheese and feta bringing you a different and delightfully flavorful cheesecake

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 514 kcal
Author: Chef Dennis
Ingredients
  • 8 oz Feta Cheese
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Lime Zest finely grated
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 12 Digestive Biscuits
  • 1/2 Cup Salted Pistachio's (or pecans)
  • 4 oz unsalted butter (melted)
  • 8 oz semi sweet chocolate chopped
  • 4 oz heavy cream
Instructions
  1. In a food processor add the digestive biscuits and nuts and process into crumbs for crust
  2. add melted butter to crust mixture and form into crust in a tart pan, or cheesecake pan.
  3. Bake crust for 10 minutes at 350 degrees
  4. In the bowl of the food processor, add the feta and heavy cream and process, until it begins to get smooth.
  5. Add in Cream cheese and continue to process
  6. Add eggs, lime juice, vanilla and lime zest and process until blended.
  7. Add in flour and sugar and process until all is incorporated and mixture is smooth and creamy*
  8. Pour mixture into cooled tart shell and bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes, keep an eye on the cheesecake, do not let it get too dark or crack.
  9. While cheesecake is baking prepare the ganache.
  10. Over a pot of boiling water in a metal bowl add your chopped chocolate and heavy cream, stirring until all the chocolate is melted and is smooth.
  11. Allow chocolate to cool while cheesecake is cooling down.
  12. Pour ganache over the cheesecake, using an offset spatula to smooth it into place.
  13. Use a nice layer of chocolate, it should be about 1/4 of an inch thick at the center.
  14. Place finished cake in refrigerator and allow to set for at least 4 hours or overnight.*
Recipe Notes

* taste the mixture and if it's not sweet enough add more sugar to your liking. Once baked it will not be as sweet as the raw batter. * If you have time allow cheesecake to set overnight and add the chocolate to the cake the next day, then allow the chocolate to set up in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts
Feta Cheesecake with a Rich Chocolate Ganache
Amount Per Serving
Calories 514 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37g 57%
Saturated Fat 20g 100%
Cholesterol 116mg 39%
Sodium 361mg 15%
Potassium 241mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 37g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 25g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 18.4%
Vitamin C 0.4%
Calcium 15.2%
Iron 12.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.