The Ultimate Basque Cheesecake

The Ultimate Basque Cheesecake is the perfect dessert for any event you have coming up! Check out this Sunset Magazine  recipe using Clover Sonoma products!

Basque Cheesecake

 2 lbs Clover Sonoma cream cheese

 7 ¾ oz golden brown sugar

 6 ¾ oz white sugar

 7 large Clover Sonoma eggs

 8 oz Clover Sonoma heavy cream

 1 tsp kosher salt

 1 tsp vanilla paste or vanilla extract


Winter Compote

 4 oz Clover Sonoma salted butter

 3 lbs diced pear

 2 ½ oz golden brown sugar

 5-6 sticks cinnamon

 1 tsp vanilla paste

 A few fresh cranberries, halved

 dried oranges

  • 1Heat Oven to 475 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • 2Place cream cheese, eggs, and sugars into the bowl of a food processor, pulse until combined.
  • 3Pour heavy cream, vanilla paste, and kosher salt into the processor and blend for five minutes.
  • 4Line one 9” buttered springform cake pan with two sheets of buttered parchment paper placed perpendicular to each other, extending the paper from the top.
  • 5Pour the batter into the lined pan.
  • 6Bake for 25 minutes, or until the cheesecake is deeply browned.
  • 7Carefully remove from the oven and allow the cake to cool to room temperature.
  • 8Chill for five hours to allow the cake to fully set.
  • 9To serve, let the cake come to room temperature and carefully remove the paper.
  • 10Dip a sharp knife in hot water to warm, slice cake, and serve with winter compote.
  • 11Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat, add diced pears, and cook for two minutes stirring frequently.
  • 12Sprinkle sugar over the pears, add cinnamon sticks, and vanilla paste and continue cooking until the fruit is al dente.
  • 13To serve, place cheesecake on a serving plate or cake stand, spoon compote around the edges.
  • 14Garnish with dried oranges and sliced cranberries.