Fancy & Gluten Free: Pomegranate Cheesecake

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Welcome to the home of the best cheesecake ever. I’m referring to your home of course! As soon as you make this, you’ll be famous. I’m fairly certain this pomegranate cheesecake is what Rachel and Chandler ate off the floor in season 7 of Friends. It’s that good.

By the way, if you didn’t get that reference you can watch the episode while this beauty bakes. Just don’t drop this one on the floor. It doesn’t add to the flavor. Take my word for it.

 

Our friends over at Skylake Ranch make some amazing sauces from their pomegranate orchards. This recipe is lucky enough to be drizzled with their Pomegranate Syrup! Be sure to pick up a bottle at the farmer’s market if you live locally or order through the link above. I absolutely adore finding you great deals and great food. This is both. The natural sweetness of pomegranates means they don’t add very much sugar to their sauces, making them lower on the glycemic index. Plus you get the benefits of pomegranates! I’m talking vitamin c, folic acid, vitamin e, and punicalagin just to name a few.

Let’s jump right into this mouth-watering treat.

Spray the pan before baking the crust

 

First I made the crust. This is my gluten free graham cracker recipe. I made the dough for the graham crackers, then used about 1/3 of the dough and pressed it on my greased spring form cake pan. I baked the crust at 350° for 9 minutes.

Use a hand mixer or kitchen aid mixer.
Whip until peaks have almost formed.

While that baked I grabbed 2 glass bowls; one large and one medium.

In the medium bowl I poured 4 egg whites. Then I beat them with a hand mixer until they were like a thick foam. It took me about 3 minutes, so be patient.

Just out of the oven!

 

In the large bowl I mixed the cream cheese with the egg yolks, coconut sugar, vanilla and tapioca flour.

Gently folding in the egg whites can be tricky in the sense that you want to completely mix it in, but not over mix. My trick is to count. I counted 20 folds, then checked to see how the filling looked. Everything checked out so I poured the filling into the cake pan, which had just come out of the oven a moment before.

The magnificence that is cheesecake took 45 minutes to bake. If you aren’t sure, wiggle it slightly. The middle will be cooked all the way through and have minimal to no wiggle when it’s done.

Now for the best part! Once the cheesecake has cooled, drizzle the pomegranate syrup over it. The red really pops here. This will make a great dessert for Valentine’s Day!

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