I love the taste of hot peppers mixed with sugar. A few months ago I bought a jar of Hot Pepper Peach Jam and fell in love with it. Because I was familiar with that particular brand, I had no hesitation to try it. As I was going through my baking cookbooks, I came upon a cheesecake made with fresh raspberries and raspberry jam. I thought why not make a Hot Pepper Peach Jam Cheesecake. WOW, I thought it would be very exotic.
When I bake any type cheesecake, I usually do not add flour. It only seems necessary when using Ricotta Cheese is part of the ingredients list. The flour serves as a bonding agent and keeps everything firm.
To make a fruity cheesecake, you must make sure the cheese mixture is tasteful. The best way to make a tasty cheesecake is to make sure that all the ingredients are at room temperature. You must also use good ingredients. No cheap stuff there!
Hot Pepper Peach Jam Cheesecake is just like the name says; cheesecake with Peaches and Peach Hot Pepper Jam Topping. To make this happens, the cheesecake needs a citrus taste to counteract the taste of the peppers. The Hot Pepper Peach Jam has a sweet peppery taste that is excellent in my opinion.
I used canned peaches because fresh peaches are usually not in season. And plus, that would require additional cooking time for the peaches. When making the topping for the cheesecake, I would not suggest adding any other ingredients because the taste of the jam is very distinctive.
The taste of the peaches and the habanero peppers are well balanced as well. The top of the cheesecake is a bit crispy because I felt it needed more support to hold the topping together. You may wish to use your best cheesecake recipe or use my recipe.
Hope you like my new invention, Hot Pepper Peach Jam Cheesecake.