Avocado Cheesecake with Cherry Tomato Jam

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Total Time: 45 min

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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information
per serving

Calories 410
Total Fat 26g
Saturated Fat 13g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 130mg
Sodium 240mg
Total Carbs 45g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Total Sugars 35g
Protein 6g
Potassium 320mg

Vitamin A 1234 IU; Vitamin C 9 mg; Calcium 52 mg; Iron 1 mg; Vitamin D 5.2 IU; Folate 43 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.3 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 25%; Vitamin C 15%; Calcium 6%; Iron 8%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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Serves: 12

1/4 cup sugar 14 oz. cream cheese 2 ripe, Fresh California Avocados*, peeled and seeded 1 1/4 cups sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extract 4 Eggs 1 tsp. lemon zest Graham Cracker Crust (see make-ahead recipe below) Tomato-Vanilla Jam (see make-ahead recipe below) Graham Cracker Crust 1 1/2 cups Graham cracker crumbs 1/3 cup butter 1 Tbsp. butter, to grease pan Tomato-Vanilla Jam 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 1/2 vanilla bean, split 4 cups red cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  1. Place the cream cheese in the bowl of an electric mixer. With a paddle attachment, whip the cream cheese over medium-high speed until smooth, approximately 3 minutes.
  2. Add the avocado, sugar and vanilla and mix until smooth.
  3. Add eggs one at a time, incorporating well after each addition.
  4. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer.
  5. Mix in the lemon zest and pour filling onto Graham Cracker Crust and smooth top with an offset spatula.
  6. Place on top of a baking sheet and bake at 300ºF for 45 minutes or until set. Cool to room temperature and refrigerate.
  7. Garnish with Tomato-Vanilla Jam and serve.

Graham Cracker Crust

  1. Combine crumbs and sugar in a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Melt the butter over medium heat and mix into crumb mixture with a spoon until well combined.
  3. With the remaining butter, grease the sides and bottom of a nine-inch spring form pan.
  4. Cut out a parchment paper circle to fill in the bottom of the pan.
  5. Pour the crumbs into the pan and press the mixture evenly into the bottom of the pan with your fingers.
  6. Bake at 300ºF for 5 minutes to set the crust and cool to room temperature.

Tomato-Vanilla Jam

  1. In a small pot, combine the sugar, water and vanilla bean and simmer until sugar is melted.
  2. Add the tomatoes and simmer for 5-10 minutes or until the tomatoes soften.
  3. Strain the mixture and reserve the tomatoes in a small bowl.
  4. Return the syrup back to the pot. Place pot over medium heat and reduce by half, approximately 10 minutes. Pour over the tomatoes and chill completely until ready to serve.

Recipe created by chef Trey Foshee for the California Avocado Commission.

To view or download a video of the chef demonstrating this recipe, click here.

Copyright © 2011, Trey Foshee

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Did You Know?

In addition to using avocados in baking as a smart substitution for butter and shortening, California Avocados are wonderful in other desserts like avocado pie, avocado mousse and avocado ice cream.

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados


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