Almond Cheesecake

Serves 8
Calories/serving: 438
WWpoints per serving: 9

Fibre 2g, protein 1o.2g, fat 40g

  • 6og/21/2oz sliced almonds
  • 5og/2oz plus 2 tablespoons
  • granular sugar substitute
  • 45og/1lb cream cheese, softened
  • 8og/3oz unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 3 eggs
  • 12oml/4floz double cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond essence
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla essence

1. Preheat the oven to 16o°C/325°F/gas 3.
2. Butter eight i8o-g/6-oz ramekins or custard cups.
3. In a food processor process the almonds with 2 tablespoons of the sugar substitute until finely ground. Coat the prepared ramekins with the almond crumbs, then place the ramekins in a roasting tin.
4. Beat the cream cheese until soft and smooth then add the chocolate and beat until incorporated. Add the remaining sugar substitute, mixing until well incorporated, then add the eggs, one at a time, beating until combined. Add the cream, almond and vanilla essences and beat until it is very smooth.
5. Pour the mixture into the prepared ramekins, then pour enough boiling water into the roasting tin to come halfway up the sides of the dishes. Bake for 20 minutes until puffed and the middle is just set. Remove from the oven and cool in a water bath for 10 minutes, then place on a wire rack to cool to room temperature. Refrigerate until well chilled and serve cold.

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