Many months back, when I lived life as a non-blogger one of the blogs I used to visit frequently was saffron trail. It had and still has some awesome recipes and the first one I tried out back then, was a cheesecake.
Now, my love affair with the cheese cake goes back a long way. We first met at a hotel called Pandal in Cochin. It was just a few blocks from my house and its where I’ve had quite a few meetings with friends (some clandestine, some not).and their cheesecake was a constant feature in our menu. Needless to say we were very upset when they closed shop to give way to what Cochin already has in plenty-another jewelry shop.
But thankfully, all was not lost. The fanta-fabulous Cake Shop (the bakery section of the hotel) soon came up in Panampilly Nagar , just next door to a dear friend’s home. Since we were both ardent fans of the Pandal Cheesecake, every time we visited each other that’s what we gifted each other( and we met almost everyday).
After my marriage too, I managed to get my husband to promise me that he would NEVER pass by Panampilly Nagar without buying me a cheesecake. What happened next is anybody’s guess-He found a new road bypassing that area…MEN!! Sigh!
Nevertheless cheesecake is one dessert I never say no to and I have a waistline to prove it!
And when I saw the Apple Cheesecake post on saffron trail I just had to try it…the fact that it was almost sugarless sealed the fate of the apples lying at home.
200 grams Digestive Marie
1 tbsp melted butter or ghee
3 apples – peeled, and sliced
Cottage cheese/paneer from 1 ltr milk
4 tbsp honey
1 tsp cinnamon powder
Preheat oven at 200 C.
Crush the biscuits coarsely in food processor along with the melted butter and the honey. Line this on the bottom and sides of a pie dish, pressing firmly. I like a thick biscuit layer so i piled it on. But thats not the norm:)
Place this in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Take off oven and keep aside.
Next, puree the sliced apples and when it’s almost done, add the paneer, cinnamon and honey to get a smooth puree of apple and paneer.
Spoon over the now cooled biscuit base and bake for 45 min at 180 C or until it seems nearly firm.
Serve with ice cream.