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Akis' Christmas Cookie Cheesecake
Method

For the Christmas cookie crust

  • Beat Aki’s Spiced Christmas Cookies (Melomakarona) in a food processor, until finely ground. Add the butter and beat until you create a dough that isn’t very firm.
  • Transfer to a 25 cm spring form pan. Spread on the bottom and press down with your hands to create a compact crust. You might want to wear disposable gloves to do this.
  • Refrigerate until completely chilled.

For the filling

  • Soak the gelatin sheets in a bowl full of cold water, until they soften.
  • Beat the cream cheese, orange juice, orange zest and 150 g heavy cream in a mixer on medium speed.
  • Heat the remaining cream in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Do not let it boil too long so that the cream doesn’t burn.
  • Remove the gelatin sheets from the bowl and wring with your hands to release all of the water.
  • Add them to the hot cream and whisk until the gelatin sheets melt completely. Set aside to cool.
  • Add the cream-gelatin mixture to the mixer’s bowl and beat to combine.
  • Pour mixture over chilled crust and smooth the surface with a spatula.
  • Refrigerate for at least 5 hours.
  • You might like to decorate the top of the cheesecake with the remaining spiced Christmas cookies. You can use cookie cutters to cut them into any shape you like or crumble them. Make it look festive!
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

273
Calories (kcal)
14 %

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.

21.3
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.

12.0
Saturated Fat (g)
60 %

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.

13.7
Total Carbs (g)
5 %

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.

8.1
Sugars (g)
9 %

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.

6.5
Protein (g)
13 %

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.

0.31
Fibre (g)
1 %

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.

0.34
Sodium (g)
6 %

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.