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Baked cheese tart with honey and citrus

Baked cheese tart with honey and citrus
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This tart is similar to a baked cheesecake. The citrus and spices cut through the richness.

You could also serve piled with berries in the summer season.

  • 2 sheets ready-rolled sweet short pastry
  • 2 eggs
  • 250g cream cheese, softened
  • 200g mascarpone cheese
  • ¼ cup liquid honey
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • ½ tsp fresh grated nutmeg
  • 2 oranges, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 6 cardamom pods
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2-3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup water

1 Preheat oven to 190oC. Line a rectangular loose bottom tart tin or 21cm round fluted tin with the pastry sheets and trim to fit neatly. Chill until required.

2 In a food processor, combine eggs, cream cheese, mascarpone, honey, orange zest and nutmeg, and process until smooth and creamy. Pour into the chilled pastry base.

3 Cook for 15-20 minutes until pastry starts to colour, then reduce heat to 160oC and cook a further 15-20 minutes until the pastry is cooked and the filling just set. Cool before slicing.

4 Simmer orange slices in spices, thyme, honey and water for 8-10 minutes until syrupy and fragrant. Spoon over the tart before serving.

About Jo Wilcox

New Zealand Woman's Weekly food editor Jo Wilcox serves up tasty and easy to make dishes that your friends and family will love.

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