Recipe

Brie Cheesecake with Maple Cranberry Sauce

  • Servings: 4

Ingredients

Pecan Crust

  • 3 oz Toasted Chopped Pecans
  • 2 ½ oz Crushed Graham Cracker
  • 3 oz Butter
  • ½ teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 oz maple syrup

Brie Cheesecake Filling

  • 10 oz Brie (skin removed)
  • 16 oz Cream Cheese
  • 1 oz Cake Flour
  • 4 oz Granulated Sugar                                                                                    
  • 4 oz maple sugar
  • 4 ea Whole Eggs
  • 6 oz Heavy Cream

Maple Cranberry Sauce

Directions

Pecan Crust

  • Mix together, press firmly into one 10 inch cake pan                                          
  • Bake in a 325 degrees preheated oven for 10 minutes

Brie Cheesecake Filling

  • Place small pieces of brie in a large sauce pan. Add cream and heat until cheese melts into cream. Strain through a fine sieve.
  • Cool completely.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk the cream cheese with sugars until soften.                                                        
  • Add the brie mixture and flour. Mix on speed one until smooth, scrape bowl often.
  • Add egg slowly, scrape bowl after every 2 eggs
  • Mix until batter is smooth and free of lumps.
  • Poor mix in the cake pan
  • Bake in a 325 degrees pre-heated oven in Bain Marie for about 60 minutes or until the center is slightly set.
  • Chill.
  • Unmold the next day.

Maple Cranberry Sauce

  • Soak the sun-dried cranberries with Calvados for 30 minutes.
  • Heat milk, heavy cream, vanilla bean, and half of the sugar until it boils.
  • Remove the vanilla bean and reserve for other uses.
  • Combine egg yolks and the rest of sugar, then temper with part of the boiling milk while stirring constantly.
  • Pour liaison into the remaining milk and return to the heat.
  • Stirring constantly, cook slowly to stage of nappe or 180°F (80°C).
  • Remove immediately from stove and strain through a chinois, directly into a bain-marie in an ice bath.
  • When cool, place with the cranberry in a blender.
  • Blend at medium speed for few seconds
  • Assembly: Place dots of maple concentrate around the plate for ultimate Maple flavor enhancement.

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