Smoked Caramel Cheesecake

Recipe by: Claire Widdicombe

Whoever thought that a sweet dessert such as a Cheesecake can be made using a smoker? You will surely surprise everyone at the dinner table with this Smoked Caramel Cheesecake! Enjoy!

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 packet of butternut biscuits
  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 blocks of Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 1 tub sour cream
  • 1 tin of top n fill caramel
  • 1 tub thickened cream
  • 1/4 cup rum
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract
  • 2 bananas
  • caramel powder

STEPS

  • Crush biscuits and combine with sugar and melted butter.
  • Prepare the springform cake tin by wrapping it outside in multiple layers of foil to stop water from getting into your tin. Line inside of tin with baking paper.
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  • Press biscuit mix into springform cake tin.
  • Place into smoker at a medium heat for about 10-15 minutes.
  • While base is cooking, whisk together cream cheese, sour cream and caramel until well combined.
  • Remove base from smoker
  • Place cake tin into a larger tray and fill the surrounding area with water up to about half the height of the tin.
  • Set smoker to high temp, return the cake to the smoker and cook for 10-15 mins.
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  • Drop smoker temp to 107 and cook until sides look set but the middle has a slight wobble. This usually takes about an hour.
  • Switch off smoker, leaving cake inside to slowly cool. Alternatively, place cake in your oven but don’t turn it on.
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  • Once cake has cooled, remove tin from the water tray, cover with cling wrap and place in refrigerator over night.
  • 2hrs before serving – Divide the cream between 2 bowls, add rum to one bowl and vanilla to the other. Whip until thickened and adequately whippy. Put aside in the fridge to allow the flavors to develop.
  • 10 minutes before serving- Slice bananas and pan fry until caramelized.
  • Place alternating dollops of rum cream and vanilla cream onto the top of the cheesecake.
  • Scatter pieces of the caramelized bananas on top of the cream.
  • Dust top of the cake with powdered caramel and serve.

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