No Judgment Here Goat Cheese and Raspberry Cheesecake with Beer Caramel and Fresh Berries

  • Recipe TypeDessert
  • Prep Time30 minutes + cook time and set time
  • Yield12

This goat cheese and raspberry cheesecake with beer caramel is as delicious as it is beautiful. The caramel topping is made with The Lost Abbey's Judgment Day, and served with fresh berries and mint for a sweet and light finish.

Ingredients

  • Crust
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
    • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
    • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    Filling
    • 375 milliliters (½ bottle) The Lost Abbey Judgment Day
    • 11/2cups granulated sugar
    • 2 pounds chevre (goat cheese), room temperature
    • 5 eggs
    • 1/2 pint fresh raspberries
    Caramel
    • 375 milliliters (½ bottle) Judgment Day
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    Finishing Touches
    • Fresh berries, optional
    • Fresh mint, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Make the crust: In a medium bowl, combine all the crust ingredients and work them with your hands until they come together to form a smooth and consistent dough.
  3. Press the dough into a 9-inch round baking dish, forming an even layer, and bake for 15 minutes. Crust should be a light golden brown. Set aside to cool.
  4. Make the filling: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the beer and sugar. Cook until a thick syrup has formed (10 to 12 minutes).
  5. In a bowl, combine the reduced beer and sugar mixture with the goat cheese and whisk until thoroughly combined. Add eggs and whisk until all the ingredients have come together. Gently fold in the raspberries with a spoon or spatula.
  6. Pour the filling onto the crust and set the baking pan into a larger baking dish. Carefully pour warm water into the larger dish to create a water bath that comes two-thirds of the way up the pan.
  7. Bake for 1 hour, or until a skewer or knife inserted into the middle of the cheesecake comes out clean. Refrigerate, uncovered, at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight.
  8. Make the caramel: In a small saucepan, combine the beer and sugar and cook on medium to high. Once the mixture is reduced by at least three-quarters, stir in the butter until it dissolves completely. Remove the saucepan from the heat. The caramel may be served warm or cold.
  9. Serve wedges of cheesecake drizzled with the caramel, along with berries and mint, if desired.

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