Rose Cheesecake

Rose Cheesecake

Rose Cheesecake
Pastry

½ cup butter
¼ cup sour cream
2 tablespoons sugar
1 egg yolk
1 ½ cup flour

Filling

½ cup butter
20 ounces cream cheese
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons sugar
4 eggs, separated
¼ c chopped candied orange peel
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1 teaspoon rose water
1 ½ tablespoon ground almonds
½ cup rose petal jam

Pastry

Beat butter, sour cream, sugar and egg yold until blended.Blend in flour to make a smooth dough. Wrap in plastic and refridgerate 30 minutes. Roll out to 10″ and line an 8″ springform pan pressing 1″ up the side. Line with foil and fill with dried beans. Bake in a preheated 400° oven for 10 minutes. Remove foil and reduce heat to 375°. Bake 5 to 7 more minutes until golden brown. Cool.

Filling

Beat butter, cream cheese and sugar together. Beat in egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each. Stir in fruit peel and rose water. Beat egg whites until stiff. Fold in egg whites and ground almonds. Spread jam over bottom of pastry. Pour in filling and smooth top. Bake 1 hour or until centre is almost set. Cool.

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