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Granita Christmas Cheesecake

Put a Christmas twist on a classic baked cheesecake using Arnotts Granita

Note: Arnott’s Granita not available in New Zealand.





  • Servings:12
  • Occasion:Dessert, Entertaining
  • Cooking Time:50 minutes
  • Preparation Time:10 minutes
  • Chill Time:4 hours

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  • 1 packet Arnott’s Granita
  • 125g butter, melted
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • ½ cup (125ml) port
  • 1/2 cup sultanas
  • 500g cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ½ cup (115g) caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup (125ml) fresh orange juice
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ½ cup (125ml) thickened cream


Step 1
Preheat oven to 160˚C. Grease a 20cm base measurement springform tin.
Step 2
Place biscuits, half the cinnamon and mixed spice in bowl of a food processor and process until biscuits are finely crushed.
Step 3
Add melted butter and process until combined. Transfer to prepared pan and use the back of a spoon to press evenly over the base. Place in the fridge until required.
Step 4
Place port in a small saucepan, bring to the boil add sultanas then turn off heat and set aside to cool.
Step 5
To make the filling, in a medium bowl beat together the cream cheese and sugar.
Step 6
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition, until combined.
Step 7
Add cream and beat until combined. Strain sultanas reserving the port to make the sauce add to the cheesecake mix and stir.
Step 8
Pour mixture over biscuit base. Bake on lowest shelf of the oven for 50 minutes or until set.
Step 9
Turn oven off and leave cheesecake in the oven with door ajar for 4 hours or until completely cooled. this will help prevent it from cracking
Step 10
Meanwhile add reserved port, orange juice, remaining cinnamon, mixed spice and sugar to a small saucepan. Bring mixture to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
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