【Peach & Meringue Cheesecake】
I found a Polish cheesecake recipe on Pinterest. With the help of Google translate and some of my imagination, I made this peach & meringue cheesecake. My family and friends love it.
Meal type: dessert
Prepare time: 45 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Serves: 24 servings
1) 2 and 3/4 cups all purpose flour (440g), 3 tbsp sugar (42g), 2 tsp baking powder;
2) 3/4 cup+1.5 tbsp butter (200g), diced and chilled in the fridge before use;
3) 4 extra large egg yolk;
Cream cheese filling:
4) 500g Kraft PHILADELPHIA cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar (105g), 1 extra large egg yolk, 1 extra large egg;
5) 1 can of peach slices (796 ml);
6) 5 extra large egg whites, ½ tsp white vinegar or 1/3 tsp cream of tartar, 2/3 cup sugar (140g).
1: Place all ingredients of Ingredient 1) in a bowl and mix well with a fork (Picture 1). Take out the chilled butter cubes, work butter into flour using your fingers or a pastry blender until the mixture become crumbs (Picture 2). Add 4 egg yolks (Picture 3) and mix well with a fork (Picture 4).
2: Spray 22×32 cm baking dish with PAM. Pour 2/3 of the flour mixture into the baking dish. Press it down evenly, leaving the edges 1/2 inch higher (Picture 5).
3: In another bowl, measure in all ingredients of Ingredient 4) (Picture 6). Beat at high for 2-3 minutes with a handheld mixer until combined (Picture 7). Pour the cream cheese on top of the crust and spread evenly (Picture 8).
4: Preheat oven at 350F. Arrange peach slices on the top (Picture 9). Add white vinegar or cream of tartar to the egg whites. Beat with a clean and dry handheld mixer on high speed for 2-3 minutes until foamy. Gradually add 2/3 cup sugar while continue beating for 3-5 minutes until stiff (Picture 10).
5: Pour beaten egg whites over the peach slices and smooth the top (Picture 11). Sprinkle the remaining 1/3 flour mixture (Picture 12). Bake at 350F for 45 minutes until the topping turns golden brown.
6: Cool the cake to room temperature, cut into 24 squares before serving.