Vanilla Scented Lemon Cheesecake Flan

Serves 8-10 Prep Time 15 minutes   Cook Time 40 minutes   Rated:

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This is so perfect for a high tea, or something a little bit special. Elegant, scented with vanilla and lemon, my two favourite flavours for just about anything sweet, and with a delicious pistachio studded shortcrust that would be perfect baked into its own biscuit to be honest.

You can make this well in advance of needing it. I hope you have a special occasion in mind, because it is all that and more!

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Do

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Pastry;

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Place sugar, pistachios and cinnamon into Thermomix bowl and mill 10 sec/speed 10.

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Add remaining pastry ingredients and blend 8 sec/speed 6.

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Press into a 25cm flan tin with a removable base and place into the freezer for 30 minutes or longer.

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Preheat oven to 160ºC.

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Remove base the from the freezer and bake 15 minutes until just becoming fragrant.

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Filling;

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Place sugar and zest into Thermomix bowl and mill 10 sec/speed 10.

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Add vanilla bean paste, cream cheese, lemon oil, eggs and blend 10 sec/speed 8.

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Add juice and blend 30 sec/speed 8.

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Pour into pastry base and bake for 40-45 minutes until just set in the centre. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack in the tin until completely cold. Transfer to the fridge until you are ready to serve.

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Before serving, whip the cream with a little extra vanilla bean paste, 20-40 sec/Butterfly/speed 4. Spread across the top of the cold tart and sprinkle with a very small amount of vanilla bean powder to garnish.

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