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White Chocolate Cheesecake

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Introduction

The white chocolate is only a delicate presence here. It brings a gorgeous, rounded vanilla flavour and helps the cheesecake set in the fridge overnight to a perfect, tenderly firm consistency. And while I love this pale, plain and unadorned, it can be beautifully partyfied by a sprinkling of chopped pistachios and a jewel-bright scattering of pomegranate seeds.

The white chocolate is only a delicate presence here. It brings a gorgeous, rounded vanilla flavour and helps the cheesecake set in the fridge overnight to a perfect, tenderly firm consistency. And while I love this pale, plain and unadorned, it can be beautifully partyfied by a sprinkling of chopped pistachios and a jewel-bright scattering of pomegranate seeds.

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  • I LOVE THE ACT THAT SHE PROVIDES AN OPTION TO GO FROM GRAMS TO CUPS...THANK YOU!!!! GREAT RECIPES...BEAUTIFUL LADY..

    Posted by Ferrystreet on 20th March 2019
  • I'm going to add tiny pieces of crystallised ginger.... That will be incredible. A work colleague brought a couple of slices in of the plain one and I was blown away with how creamy it is.

    Posted by McCluskey on 28th January 2019
  • OH MY GOD THIS IS HEAVEN IN MY MOUTH! I ended up adding 3 or 4 (or 5...) times the lemon juice to make it a lemon white choc cake and it was insanely satisfying. Pure bliss

    Posted by SheenaWilson on 21st January 2019
  • I tried this cheesecake after seeing the series on BBC recently and it is wonderful. I didn't top it with anything as I felt it didn't need it, and it came out velvety smooth with a wonderful taste and texture. The addition of the lemon juice just gives it that slight tang so that its not overly sweet. Luscious!

    Posted by Wonkeydonkey on 18th October 2018
  • Good day,Nigella.I admire your beauty and taste.I like your recipes.Thank you for sharing your secrets.

    Posted by Eliza-bet on 23rd May 2018
  • Easy peasy recipe! Deliciously light! Served with side portion of strawberries turned into one of your 5 a day! Melting chocolate I used microwave for few seconds and then stirred to fully melt! Will use again and again!

    Posted by Peterkin2 on 25th April 2018
  • Nigella, another stunning recipe thank you! It's quick and easy and absolutely delicious. My friends and family raved about it. It will therefore be another recipe added to my list of Nigella scrummies :)

    Posted by CELINE5DION on 19th February 2018
  • This is a quick and easy dessert, my family love it so much.

    Posted by lizzieb4 on 27th January 2018
  • This is divine. Such an easy recipe with no cooking. Everyone raved about this. Very rich and chocolaty. Also used the filling in between 2 layers of pistachio meringue. Stunning!

    Posted by Mamaudro on 11th January 2018
  • I have a tea room in the Cotswolds and love watching nigella on TV. Have tried the white chocolate cheesecake twice and love it, the texture is silky smooth and have put on pistachios on one and toasted almonds on the other -both great! Also convenient to make and impressive. Thanks

    Posted by 1to1tearoom on 31st December 2017
  • If, like me, your chocolate started to set as you tipped it into the soft, but too cold cream cheese, don't panic! Stir it in as well as you can, then pop into the microwave for 10 second blasts, stirring between each blast...mine took 40 secs. in total, to go back to divine smoothness!!

    Posted by AAPB1 on 30th December 2017
  • We ate this with mixed berries which were quite tart, and went with it very well. It is quite creamy, so the lemon juice is essential, and maybe even the zest would be good, or clementine juice for a change. It was a lovely dessert to follow the butternut squash pasta.

    Posted by cookiedoctor on 29th December 2017
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