Creme Fraiche Cheesecake With Sour Cherry Topping
- Ready In:
- 1hr 45mins
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F; wrap the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan with aluminum foil and place pan on a baking sheet.
- Beat the cream cheese and goat cheese until smooth; add sugar and continue to beat until sugar is incorporated.
- Beat in creme fraiche, vanilla, and pepper; beat in eggs, one at a time, scraping the sides of the bowl between each addition.
- Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake for 10 minutes; reduce temperature to 250 degrees F and bake until just set, 45 to 60 minutes (cake will jiggle in the middle).
- Transfer to wire rack to cool.
- Prepare the cherries while the cake is cooling by heating a saucepan over medium heat; add sugar and 2/3 cup water and cook until sugar dissolves and syrup thickens, 5 to 8 minutes.
- Add in the cherries and balsamic vinegar, stirring occasionally, until cherries soften and release their juices, 2 to 3 minutes.
- Remove cherries to a bowl with a slotted spoon and continue to cook liquid until reduced by half, about 10 minutes; remove from heat and return cherries and any accumulated juices.
- Loosen the cake by running a knife around the edge, then unmold; serve with cherry topping.
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