Easy Matcha Avocado Cheesecake

Total Time: 45 min

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This version draws inspiration from classic New York deli-style baked cheesecakes and gets an on-trend revamp with matcha powder and California Avocados. The result is sweet, tangy and velvety; in short, everything any cheesecake should be.

Best of all, it’s easy to make and requires very little prep—in fact, the hardest thing you’ll do is wait for it to cool.

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Serves: 14

For the Crust 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. Kosher salt For the Filling 4 eggs, room-temperature 2 ripe, Fresh California Avocados, seeded and peeled 24 oz. full-fat cream cheese, room-temperature 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/2 cup sour cream 1 tsp. lemon zest 1/2 tsp. salt 2 Tbsp. matcha powder Boiling water, for baking
  1. Make the crust: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.. In a medium bowl, mix together all the crust ingredients until incorporated and press into a 9-inch springform pan. Spread the crumbs evenly along the bottom and 1 inch up the sides of the pan. Bake until golden, 15 minutes. Let cool completely.
  2. Make the filling: In a food processor, purée the eggs and California Avocados until smooth. In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the cream cheese, sugar, sour cream, , lemon zest and salt and half the matcha powder. Beat on medium speed until smooth. With the motor running, slowly add the egg mixture until a smooth batter forms, scraping as needed.
  3. Wrap the bottom of the springform pan with 2 large sheets of foil and place in a roasting pan. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the crust.
  4. Pour boiling water into the roasting rack halfway up the pan and bake until set, 1 hour and 20 minutes. Remove from the water bath and let cool completely. Refrigerate overnight, then the next day, dust with remaining matcha powder, slice and serve.

Beverage Pairing: Cup of coffee or ice tea.

*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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