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Mulled Wine Poached Pear and Berry Cheesecake

This is a cracker of a cheesecake that is absolutely perfect for winterNot the baked type – oh no that’s far too much faf! I like the ones that you just throw together using a packet of biscuits, butter, cream cheese and fruit, then leave in the fridge for as long as you can until set. I’ve put a twist on the classic summer berry cheesecake by adding winter berries and pears, poached in red wine, orange zest,¬†cinnamon and cloves – the classic aromas and flavours of mulled wine. Serves 6-8 people For the base: 100g butter 250g digestive biscuits 100g soft light brown sugar For the cream cheese topping: 180g/ 1 tub of cream cheese 300ml double cream a pinch of sea salt For the mulled wine poached fruit: 1 pear 75g frozen berries (forest fruits/ blueberries/ blackberries etc.) 75g caster sugar 125ml red wine 1 cinnamon stick 5 cloves the zest and juice from ¬Ĺ an orange Method Peel the pear, cut it in half lengthways then cut each half into 8 long …