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Burnt Basque Cheesecake ❤️ One of the creamiest and easiest desserts. Perfect for hosting!

I always get asked what crème fraîche I use, so here it is!
If you love dessert recipes, check out my Salted Pecan Pie!

Why You’ll Love Burnt Basque Cheesecake

This cheesecake is sooo dreamy, simple and absolutely delicious! This cheesecake doesn’t have a crust, but trust me this one doesn’t need it… it’s perfect. It has such a nice creamy texture and such a rich flavor. I made this last week when I was having some friends over, and it was a major hit.

Burnt Basque Cheesecake

How To Prepare Burnt Basque Cheesecake

🌟 First, beat the cream cheese, crème fraîche and sugar for 1-3 minutes until very smooth using a handheld electric mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment.

🥚 Secondly, beat in eggs one at a time, until really creamy and smooth.

🧂 Then, add in salt, heavy cream and vanilla.

❤️ Sift in the flour while beating it.

🧈 Butter your 9 inch spring form pan.

✨ Crinkle the parchment paper and place one sheet on top of the other. Then, place inside the pan making sure you have 2-3 inch overhang.

🍓 Add in the cheesecake batter and bake at 415F for 45-60 minutes. You want it golden brown on top and jiggly in the middle. Rustic looking cheesecake is the whole point.

🥮 Lastly, let it cool fully before removing it from the pan and chill in the fridge, ideally overnight.

Substitutions and Variations

  1. You can use sour cream instead of crème fraîche.
  2. You can play around with how you serve it, I served mine with strawberries on the side, but you can use your fruit of choice or even ice cream.

Chef Nadia’s Tip

Beat the eggs one at a time, so they don’t become lumpy.

Burnt Basque Cheesecake

Chef Nadia’s Tips 🌟

  • Layer 2 sheets of parchment paper for maximum coverage.
  • Check at the 40 minute mark, every oven is different.
  • Preheating your pan 30-45 minutes beforehand works wonders.

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Common Questions

What can I use instead of crème fraîche?

You can use sour cream instead, it honestly adds such a good flavor.

What can I serve it with?

I served mine with strawberries. You can serve with your favorite fruits/berries or even ice cream!

Burnt Basque Cheesecake

By Nadia Aidi
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 1 hour
Total 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Burnt Basque Cheesecake ❤️ One of the creamiest and easiest desserts. Perfect for hosting!

Ingredients 

  • 2 lb cream cheese, room temp
  • 1/2 crème fraîche
  • 1 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cup heavy cream
  • 7 eggs
  • 3 tbsp flour

Directions 

  • First, beat the cream cheese, crème fraîche and sugar for 1-3 minutes until very smooth using a handheld electric mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment.
  • Secondly, beat in eggs one at a time, until really creamy and smooth.
  • Then, add in salt, heavy cream and vanilla.
  • Sift in the flour while beating it.
  • Butter your 9 inch spring form pan.
  • Crinkle the parchment paper and place one sheet on top of the other. Then, place inside the pan making sure you have 2-3 inch overhang.
  • Add in the cheesecake batter and bake at 415F for 45-60 minutes. You want it golden brown on top and jiggly in the middle. Rustic looking cheesecake is the whole point.
  • Lastly, let it cool fully before removing it from the pan and chill in the fridge, ideally overnight.

Nutrition

Calories: 1013kcal, Carbohydrates: 63g, Protein: 18g, Fat: 79g, Saturated Fat: 46g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 21g, Trans Fat: 0.02g, Cholesterol: 411mg, Sodium: 564mg, Potassium: 333mg, Fiber: 0.1g, Sugar: 58g, Vitamin A: 3183IU, Vitamin C: 0.4mg, Calcium: 216mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Spanish

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