This is not your typical cream cheese-made-cheesecake, this version is made with the Dutch cheese, Gouda—and the results are quite delicious.
2 large egg yolks
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups shredded Gouda cheese
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/3 cup golden raisins
2 large egg whites
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 (9-inch) graham cracker pie crust
- In a large mixing bowl, beat together egg yolks and 1/4 cup powdered sugar until well blended, about 5 minutes. Beat in Gouda cheese, cream, flour, lemon juice, grated lemon peel and golden raisins.
- In a small bowl beat egg whites until frothy, then gradually add 2 tablespoons powdered sugar and continue to beat until the whites form stiff peaks. Fold the egg whites into the cheese mixture.
- Pour into a graham cracker pie crust and bake in a 350°F (175°C) oven for 45 minutes. Cool to room temperature, then chill before serving.
Makes 12 servings.