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Chestnut Cheesecake
Chestnut Cheesecake
Method
  • Beat the graham crackers in a food processor until very finely ground.
  • Add the butter and process until the mixture resembles wet sand.
  • Spread in a 25 cm spring form pan. Press it on the bottom until compact. Refrigerate to chill and become firm.
  • Soak the gelatin sheets in ice cold water and heat ½ of the heavy cream in a small saucepan over low heat, until it comes to a boil.
  • When it comes to a boil, remove from heat. Wring the gelatin sheets with your hands and add them to the boiled heavy cream. Whisk until the gelatin dissolves completely.
  • Beat the cream cheese, sugar, salt, the other ½ of the heavy cream and the gelatin-cream mixture on low speed, until all of the ingredients are completely combined.
  • When ready, add the chopped chestnuts and stir to distribute.
  • Pour the filling over the chilled crust and refrigerate for 4-5 hours, until firm.

For the glaze:

  • In a saucepan, add the water and sugar. Place over medium to low heat and wait for the sugar to melt.
  • When ready, add the whole chestnuts, lime juice, lime zest, ginger and cardamom.
  • Let the mixture come to a boil and remove from heat.
  • Add the chocolate and stir carefully so that you don’t crush the chestnuts but melt the chocolate.
  • When the cheesecake has chilled completely, pour the glaze over it and refrigerate again, until the glaze chills and becomes firm.
  • Cut into pieces and serve.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

340
Calories (kcal)
17 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

21.1
Total Fat (g)
30 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

12.2
Saturated Fat (g)
61 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

30.4
Total Carbs (g)
12 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

14.2
Sugars (g)
16 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

5.6
Protein (g)
11 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

3.1
Fibre (g)
12 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.6
Sodium (g)
10 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.