Christmas Pudding & Sherry Cheesecake..

It’s never too early for thinking of getting your Christmas recipes sorted; right? Today I have this yummy Christmas Pudding & Sherry Cheesecake to share. Perfect for a dinner date, special treat or party.

Love cheesecake? We do here.

How to make a Christmas Pudding & Cheesecake:

  • 200g ginger biscuits
  • 75g butter
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 orange
  • 600g full-fat cream cheese
  • 2 eggs 
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 200ml double cream
  • 4tbsp cream sherry
  • 50g cooked and crumbled Christmas Pudding
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • Edible gold leaf, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line the base of a 23cm (9in) cake tin with baking parchment. Finely crush the biscuits in a food processor. Melt the butter and cinnamon and mix with the crumbs. Press firmly into the base of the tin and chill.
  2. Grate the zest of half an orange and place in a food processor with the cream cheese, eggs, sugar, cream and sherry. Whizz until smooth then mix in the Christmas pudding. Add the cream cheese mixture on top of the biscuit base and bake in the oven for 40 minutes.
  3. While the cheesecake is baking, use a zester to pare away the remaining orange peel (or use a potato peeler, peel off strips of rind and shred finely). Place in a small saucepan with 4tbsp water and the granulated sugar, boil for 5 minutes until syrupy and then allow to cool.
  4. Turn off the oven and open the door. Leave the cheesecake in the oven for 20 minutes, then remove. Once cooled, remove from the tin and decorate with the strips of caramelised orange peel and flakes of edible gold leaf.

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Recipes courtesy of Sainsbury’s. No payment was received.

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  1. Tamar SB
    13th October 2016 / 6:50 pm

    Oo perfect for the holidays!!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      14th October 2016 / 7:49 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Tamar 🙂

  2. Heather{Our Life In a Click}
    15th October 2016 / 1:33 pm

    This looks so good! Photos are beautiful!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      15th October 2016 / 8:51 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Heather 🙂

  3. Toni • Gym Bunny Mummy
    15th October 2016 / 2:06 pm

    Oh wow, I love a cheesecake and this sounds amazing! Why wait for Christmas 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      15th October 2016 / 8:53 pm

      Thanks for the comment Toni 🙂

  4. Rachel
    15th October 2016 / 10:15 pm

    You had me hooked with the words 'Christmas Pudding' and it looks lush! Cheesecake and Christmas Pudding, how can it get better than that? I only wish I was better at cooking!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      17th October 2016 / 9:29 am

      Thanks Rachel, I love both too 🙂

  5. Yvonne
    16th October 2016 / 2:44 pm

    Definitely not to early, I know someone who has already baked her christmas cake ready for drenching it in alcohol for the next two months. This looks utterly delicious, I would eat this any time of the year. I love how you have taken these photos as well, they feel so festive 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      17th October 2016 / 9:31 am

      Thank you Yvonne, I love Chriamas cake in lots of booze 🙂 This is a guest post from Sainsbury', isn't it beautiful 🙂

  6. Kitty & B
    16th October 2016 / 6:00 pm

    Wow! This is a combo I've never seen before. I am suitably intrigued to give it a go! Plus, it's great for if, for some strange reason, you have some Christmas pudding left over! Kat x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      17th October 2016 / 9:32 am

      Thanks for stopping by Kat 🙂

  7. kerry norris
    17th October 2016 / 6:41 am

    I love a good cheesecake. This sounds like a great combination of flavours. I will have to save the recipe for Xmas x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      17th October 2016 / 9:34 am

      Thanks Kerry 🙂

  8. Elizabeth
    17th October 2016 / 7:37 am

    What a gorgeous looking recipe! A genius idea! Love the photographs too, those old books are fab. 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      17th October 2016 / 9:34 am

      Thanks for stopping by Elizabeth 🙂

  9. Clairejustine oxox
    17th October 2016 / 9:30 am

    My husband is not a fan of cheese cakes so I get to eat most of them 🙂

  10. Tooting Mama
    17th October 2016 / 11:01 am

    Looks scrumptious, you are so well prepared! I'm not a great fan of Christmas pudding, but a cheese cake version could be the way forward!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      18th October 2016 / 8:31 am

      Thanks for the comment 🙂 I'm not a fan of Christmas pudding but for some reason I eat it at Christmas,lol. Love cheesecake though 🙂

  11. Jordanne Lee
    17th October 2016 / 5:17 pm

    Oh my lord I need this in my life! My gran would just love this as she is a big fan of Christmas puddings. I think I want to have a go at this myself. Great photos! Jordanne ||

    • Clairejustine oxox
      18th October 2016 / 8:32 am

      Thanks for stopping by Jordanne 🙂

  12. Kat Candyfloss
    17th October 2016 / 5:23 pm

    This looks and sounds really delicious! We are at my mums for Christmas this year so no need to prepare anything for me! 😀

    • Clairejustine oxox
      18th October 2016 / 8:33 am

      Oh wow, that is great. I am always rushing around at Christmas with family and my eldest 2 boys home.

  13. oneyummymummy
    17th October 2016 / 9:09 pm

    omg … yum yum… this just looks divine… 2 of my favorite things together … now why didn't i think of it

    • Clairejustine oxox
      18th October 2016 / 8:34 am

      Hehe, thanks for the comment 🙂

  14. Anonymous
    19th October 2016 / 5:13 pm

    What an amazing combination.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      20th October 2016 / 8:40 am

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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