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Sunshine Cream Cheese Tart

Sunshine Cream Cheese Tart

Along with its cheerful colour, the refreshing flavor and fragrance of this cream cheese tart will liven up your spirits as well as your table!

Ingredients: one 18 cm diameter tart pan

[For the tart crust]
Cake flour
120 g
Butter
50 g
Granulated sugar
30 g
Egg yolk
1
Milk
2 teaspoons
Salt
a pinch
[For the filling]
Cream cheese
160 g
Granulated sugar
30 g
Egg
1
Yogurt
60 g
Candied orange peel
50 g
Cake flour
20 g
Cointreau (or Kirsch)
1 teaspoon
Orange
1

Steps

1. Bring the cream cheese and egg for the filling to room temperature. Alternatively, microwave the cream cheese for about 40 seconds (at 500-600 W).
2. Make the tart crust. Dice the butter into 1 cm pieces. Put the cake flour in a bowl, add the diced butter and cut it in using a pastry scraper or similar utensil until the mixture is crumbly.
3. Make a well in the middle, add the granulated sugar, salt, egg yolk and milk, and mix it all together with a spatula (or your hands).
4. Press flat together and wrap in plastic film. Rest in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 170°C.
5. Make the filling. Peel the orange and take the segments out of the membrane. If the candied orange peel is in big pieces, chop it up finely.
6. Mix the cream cheese until it's softened, add the granulated sugar and cream together.
7. Combine the beaten egg, orange peel, yogurt and Cointreau then mix well. Sift in the cake flour and mix until smooth.
8. Take the dough out of the refrigerator and roll out to a thickness of 4-5 mm.
9. Pour the mixture from Step 7 into the crust, and place the orange segments in a spiral pattern on top. Bake for about 25 minutes at 170°C.
10. All done. Take it out of the mold once it has cooled down a little.
11. Optionally, decorate with mint leaves (not listed in ingredients), slice and serve.

Story Behind this Recipe

Plain cheesecake is delicious too, but this time I added a bright color and fresh fragrance to make something that would really brighten up the table.