- 2 large chocolate eggshell halves or 4 small ones
- 8 digestive biscuits
- 50g pecan halves
- 75g melted butter
- 250g cream cheese
- 100ml double cream
- A squeeze of lemon juice
- 4 tbsp of pure Canadian maple syrup (preferably amber syrup for its rich taste)
- 1 tbsp maple sugar
FOR THE DECORATING
- 50g dark chocolate
- A drizzle of pure Canadian maple syrup (preferably dark syrup for its robust taste)
- Chocolate eggs
- Place your pecans in a pan on a low heat and gently toast them, before putting them in a food processor with the digestives. Blitz until they resemble fine crumbs and add the melted butter and 2 tbsp of maple syrup.
- Mix until well combined and then divide between your chocolate eggshells.
- Press down gently and then leave in the fridge to set.
FOR THE FILLING
- Pour the double cream into a mixing bowl and whisk until it forms stiff peaks. In another mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, icing sugar, lemon juice and amber maple syrup until it thickens.
- Fold the cream into the bowl and beat until it is thick enough to hold the bowl upside down and not fall.
- Spoon your mixture into your chilled eggshells, smoothing it over, level with the top of the eggs. Return to the fridge.
- Melt your chocolate (either in the microwave or over a pan of boiling water) and drizzle over a parchment lined tray.
- Chill for half an hour, gently peel off and lay over the top of your cheesecake.
- Top with chocolate eggs and drizzle over some dark maple syrup.
An eggcelent Easter egg cheesecake with complementing flavours of nutty pecan and rich maple.
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