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This Portuguese pumkin cheesecake recipe is perfect for anytime and makes a great dessert.
Preparation time:
20 min
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Ready In:
12 h 20 min
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Portuguese Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

Portuguese Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

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Posted in: Cakes / Cheesecakes
Mon, Oct 30, 2017, 17:45
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Base:1 and 1/4 cups of grated maria cookies1/2 cup of butterFilling:1 and 1/4 cups of goat cheese1/2 cup of milk3 tablespoons of sugar1 cup of condensed milk1 and 3/4 cups of heavy cream8 sheets of gelatinRasp and juice of 1 lemonTopping: Pumpkin jam (to taste)Shredded coconut (to taste)
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    1. Chop up the crackers in small pieces.
    2. Add the melted butter and knead well until a homogeneous mass is obtained.
    3. Line the bottom of a pie pan with parchment paper, place the mixture in it and press it firmly.
    4. Place in the refrigerator.


    1. Place the gelatin sheets in water for five minutes.
    2. Drain it and melt it in the microwave.
    3. Beat the cream until it is well blended.
    4. Add the condensed milk and beat some more.
    5. In a blender, place the goat cheese in pieces, milk and sugar and beat for five minutes.
    6. Add this mixture to the cream and the gelatin as well.
    7. Stir in the lemon zest and juice and mix well.
    8. Pour the mixture over the base in the pie pan.
    9. Place it in refrigerator, if possible overnight.


    1. When serving, top with pumpkin jam and shredded coconut.
    Recipe & Photo Credit: Nelia Pedrosa, saborintenso.com *


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