Since the day I was introduced to cheesecake at The Big Chill , it has become the one big love of my life . From ordering a whole 2kg of Blueberry cheesecake on my birthday (and literally gobbling almost all of it on my own) to the multiple times I craved and devoured it during my pregnancy , Cheesecake is bae.
As a part of monthly birthday bake for my twins’ as they turned 20 months old I narrowed down to make a cheesecake for the whole family but since my babies and hubster love mangoes which were gloriously in season , I decided to make a baked Mango Cheesecake with Mango Glaze .
Traditionally a baked cheesecake has a biscuit crumb base , a cream cheese filling and an optional glaze of flavour of choice. Since Graham crackers conventionally used for biscuit crumb base are difficult to find in Indian setting, I have replaced them with Nutrichoice Digestive biscuits on the recommendation of my sister who runs a home bakery (Do check out her page Glitterati on Facebook to order and enjoy some fresh home baked goods) .
Mango Cheesecake with Mango Glaze |Baked |Dessert|
Prep Time : 45 minutes
Baking Time : 12minutes + 1 hour 12 minutes
Refrigeration Time : Overnight
Total Time : 2.5 hours + overnight
Yield : 8-10 large serves
For Biscuit Crumb base:
1.5 cups digestive biscuit crumbs (Nutrichoice Digestive Biscuits)
1/4th cup brown sugar
1/4th cup white sugar
85 gm or 6 tbsp melted Unsalted butter
For Cheesecake filling :
2 cups of Mango purée ~
- 5 ripe Alphonso mangoes (medium sized) or 3 large sized mangoes, preferably on the sweeter side – peeled and roughly chopped
- 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
1 and 1/4 cup white sugar
3 packets of Philadelphia cream cheese (1 pack~ 225 gm )
2 tsp vanilla extract
For Mango glaze :
1 Alphonso mango (~ 1/2 cup) , peeled, roughly chopped and puréed
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp white sugar
2 tbsp water
For biscuit crumb base :
- Preheat an oven at 160 •C / 325• F .
- Grease an 8 inch/ 9 inch springform pan with high sides (with removable base and lock) with butter.
- In a mixing bowl, mix and stir biscuit crumbs and sugar (both white and brown) evenly .
- Add melted butter and mix again to incorporate it.
- Lay the crumb mix in the springform pan and press evenly to form a uniformly thick layer of base . Restrict the base to the bottom of pan and do not cover sides .
- Bake for approximately 12 minutes at 160•C till it is set.
- Let it cool in oven . Do not refrigerate.
For cheesecake filling: All ingredients at Room temperature
- Take the peeled and chopped mangoes into a blending jar , add lemon juice and purée until smooth. Keep 2 cups for filling and set aside rest for glaze .
- Take a mixing bowl and beat cream cheese , vanilla extract and sugar until smooth .
- Add one egg at a time into the cream cheese mix and blend . Incorporate all 4 eggs in this manner . Mix enough to blend but do not over whip.
- Add 2 cups of mango purée to the cream cheese – egg mix and blend to mix well. Again, do not over mix.
- Pour filling over baked and set crumb base in the spring form pan and spread evenly .
- Some people prefer baking a cheesecake in a water bath for even cooking and avoiding a cracked top.
- However I have baked the cheesecake as such on an oven tray without the water bath for 1 hour 12 minutes at 160•C (time may vary for few minutes either ways ) . The criteria to confirm a well baked cheesecake is that the centre is still slightly wobbly (just slightly) when the oven is switched off . Do not bake until whole of it is set as it will become rubbery . After switching off let the cheesecake cool inside the oven for 1 hour or so with oven door slightly ajar. Later let it cool on table top to come to room temperature for some more minutes and then finally refrigerate uncovered overnight.
- Some people suggest running a warm knife along the edges to separate it from the pan as soon as the oven is switched off , to avoid cracked top while cooling.
- If you are using a water bath , cover the base and sides of pan with 2-3 layers of aluminium foil before placing the pan in water bath to avoid leaking of filling . (I repeat, I haven’t used the water bath and I did have a cracked top but it doesn’t interfere with the taste and deliciousness of the cake at all) .
- Gradual cooling of cake is very important .
For the Mango glaze :
- Take a saucepan and put the mango purée and all other ingredients in the pan.
- Mix it and put the pan on medium heat.
- Bring it to a boil and then lower the heat and let it cook for 3-4 minutes.
- Take it off the heat and cool it to room temperature.
- Spread it evenly on the cheesecake (which is cooling in the refrigerator for an hour or so) and let it set along with the cheesecake overnight.
- Garnish with chopped mangoes (optional) before slicing.
For slicing :
- Run a warm knife along the edges of the cake to separate it from the pan and then unlock the rim of the pan to remove the rim gently .
- Slice the cake using a warm knife for clean slices and lift using a wedge shaped/ flat spatula.
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