As mandarins are now in season I thought it was worth sharing this recipe. Using a ready made pastry case or creating one with pastry sheets would make this as it says ‘a quick dessert for the family’ also for visitors I reckon.
I’ve made lots and lots of sweet cheesecakes over the years, but I’m yet to make a savoury one. This chicken one looks good though, so watch out family I’m going to give it a go next time you all come around.
As you can see this recipe is from the Keysborough Bowls Social Club Simple Slice Recipe book. I’ve never made it, but I can remember seeing it on the table at a few “bring a plate” events back in the 70s when my kids were little. It’s sort of a fake vanilla slice – the plate was always empty at the end of the event it must taste good.
Like Mum I have a pretty large collection of cheesecake recipes, but this is the first one I’ve come across that uses Italian Macaroons as a base and pears as a topping. You could use fresh pears in place of the canned ones if you wanted to, but I think you’d need to poach them first to soften them.