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Okara Apple Cheesecake

Okara Apple Cheesecake

A moist and healthy cake made with okara (soy bean pulp) and tofu. Even if you're on a diet, you can enjoy this guilt-free cake! It's perfect for fall and winter.

Ingredients: 18 cm tart

Fresh okara
150 g
☆Silken tofu
50 g
☆Pancake mix
50 g
★Milk
60 g
★Processed cheese
about 50 g
★Sugar
3 tablespoons
Egg
1
Lemon juice
1 tablespoon
Filling
Apples
2
Sugar
3 tablespoons
Lemon juice
1 teaspoon
Butter
1 teaspoon
Cinnamon
1 teaspoon (optional)

Steps

1. Cut the apples into quarters, remove the core and peel. Cut each piece into 6 or 8 wedges. Put all the filling ingredients into a pan. Cover with a lid and simmer until soft. (You can add the cinnamon at the last stage if you want.)
2. Remove the lid and sauté the apple slices until browned. Be sure to brown them properly at this stage. Note: Don't wash the pan afterwards, since it will be used again. Preheat the oven to 350F/180C.
3. Put the ☆ ingredients into a bowl and mix together. Add ★ milk, finely shredded cheese and sugar in a pan, and heat to dissolve the sugar and cheese. Add this mixture to the bowl with the ☆ ingredients. Finally, add the egg and lemon juice and mix well. It will be a very thick batter.
4. Butter a tart mold and pour in the batter. Smooth out the surface. Line the top with the cooked apple slices. Start with the thicker slices around the rim, and overlap the slices going in circles towards the middle. Roll up a slice or two for the center.
5. Bake for 40 minutes in a 350F/180C oven. In the meantime, make a quick glaze. Put 1 tablespoon of sugar in the pan used earlier to cook the apples, add 2 tablespoons of water, and heat. Turn off the heat when the sugar has melted.
6. Brush the glaze on the freshly baked cake to finish. Cool, and chill in the refrigerator before eating. (I made the cake in the photo above with 1 apple. The top photo is with 2 apples).
7. It looks like this when it's cut! If you let it rest for a day in the refrigerator, it becomes really moist.

Story Behind this Recipe

I referred to user "Rikachan"'s "Easy Microwave Okara Cheesecake," which I love, for this recipe. It's apple season now so I wanted to make an apple cake, but I'm watching my calorie intake. So, I wanted to make a moist, delicious, and healthy cake.