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Celebrate National Cheesecake Day with this baked cherry swirl cheesecake

It's National Cheesecake Day on 30 July 2017

Baked cherry swirl cheesecake
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National Cheesecake Day falls on 30 July 2017, and there is no better way to celebrate than with this delicious and fruity baked dessert from Waitrose. Enjoy!

Preparation time: 15 minutes + chilling

Cooking time: 1 hour - 1hour 10 minutes

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Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes - 1 hour 25 minutes

Serves: 8 – 10


  • 150g digestive biscuits
  • 75g butter, melted
  • 420g Waitrose British Cherries, pitted and halved, reserve 12 whole cherries to decorate
  • 2 tbsp cherry brandy
  • 400g soft cheese
  • 250g tub ricotta
  • 3 medium Waitrose British Blacktail Eggs, beaten
  • 50g caster sugar
  • Icing sugar to serve

Baked cherry swirl cheesecake


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Place the biscuits in a food processor and pulse to make fine crumbs. Mix in the melted butter and press into a 20cm round loose-bottomed cake tin. Place on a baking tray and bake for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the cherries in the brandy for 5 minutes, then cool slightly.
  3. Whisk the soft cheese, ricotta, eggs and sugar together. Gently stir in the cherries and liquid to give a marbled effect. Pour over the biscuit base in the tin and bake for 50-60 minutes until just set. Allow to cool completely before removing from the tin. Chill for 1-2 hours before serving topped with the cherries and a dusting of icing sugar.

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