Afuega L'Pitu Cheesecake From Despaña

Recipe adapted from Despaña

Afuega L'Pitu Cheesecake
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Afuega L'Pitu Cheesecake adapted from Despaña
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Total time: 20 minutes
  • One 7-ounce package of Maria Cookies (such as Goya brand), crushed
  • One stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 pound Temia brand Afuega L’Pitu white cheese (available at Despaña), at room temperature
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 jar Cata brand elderberry jam, available at Despaña
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  1. Make the crust: Preheat the oven to 375°. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle, mix the crushed cookies and butter at low speed until fully incorporated. Press the mixture into the bottom and partially up the sides of a 9-inch springform pan. Refrigerate the crust for 2 hours.
  2. Make the filling: Clean the bowl and add the cheese, milk and sugar. Beat the mixture at medium speed until blended. Add the eggs, one at a time, and mix until blended.
  3. Pour the filling into the prepared pan and bake for 90 minutes or until the center is almost set. Let the cake cool on a wire rack, then refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Top with the elderberry jam and blueberries and serve.
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