Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Cheesecake Alsace Style

Dorie Greenspan Alsace style cheesecake on eatlivetravelwrite.comThe Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Baking Chez Moi this week was a cheesecake. But not just any cheesecake – an “Alsace-style” cheesecake. With a dough crust and a filling made from fromage blanc or thick Greek yoghurt, this is “more ethereal than American cheesecake but somewhat heartier than most French pastries” and sometimes called a “tourte” in the Alsace-region.

Dorie Greenspan Alsace style cheesecake from Baking Chez Moi on eatlivetravelwrite.comI was making this on a day when there were a few other sweet treats in the house so I minified it and made two tiny cheesecakes using my 4-inch springform pans. Dorie calls for rum-soaked raisins but I used Grand Marnier-soaked cranberries because that’s what I had on hand… Curiously, they all fell to the bottom…

Dorie Greenspan Alsace style cheesecake for Tuesdays with Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.comWe really enjoyed this not-the-prettiest dessert – the filling was light and fluffy (it’s served chilled) and the cranberries brought just the right amount of tartness to the dish. I’m interested to make a full-sized version of this at some point – I liked how much lighter it was than a traditional baked cheesecake.

Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Cheesecake Alsace Style on page 31 of Baking Chez Moi.

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7 Responses to Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Cheesecake Alsace Style

  1. Margrét Jóhanna February 27, 2018 at 08:13 #

    Looks so cute. I totally forgot the icing sugar, I see that now. This was well received in my household and the day after it was all gone.

  2. Cakelaw February 27, 2018 at 15:58 #

    This cheesecake was the best, wasn’t it. A different creature altogether from the cheesecakes I am used to.

  3. Zosia February 27, 2018 at 17:49 #

    It was very light and fluffy – too light to support the fruit, I think – and delicious too.

  4. shirley@everopensauce February 27, 2018 at 18:36 #

    Grand Marnier-soaked cranberries are great compliments to a cheese cake. I may copy that.

  5. Diane Zwang February 27, 2018 at 19:42 #

    Light, sweet and delicious. We loved this one.

  6. steph (whisk/spoon) February 28, 2018 at 20:02 #

    they look pretty to me! fruit always wants to migrate south. oh well, still delicious! 🙂

  7. Kim March 1, 2018 at 19:44 #

    I love the mini ones!! My raisins went to the bottom as well 🙂

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