Chewy Caramel Tim Tam Cheesecake

//Chewy Caramel Tim Tam Cheesecake

My brother in law in coming over tonight for dinner which means I get to make a yummy dessert!!!

Those that have been here awhile know I’m a cheesecake addict. As long as there is cheesecake in the world I’m a happy camper. 
 
This is very indulgent! For the base I have used a packet of Tim Tams. You can of course use a plain chocolate biscuit or plain biscuits with a little cocoa powder added. 
 
You can certainly use less Tim Tams for the filling and topping as well. Shaved chocolate shards similar to my Double Chocolate Cheesecake would be delicious. 
 
I’ve chopped the Tim Tams by hand as I like nice even pieces of it. you can of course give it a quick blitz in the tmx.

My other cheesecakes:

 
Chewy Caramel Tim Tam Cheesecake
Serves 8
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Ingredients
  1. 250g Tim Tam biscuits, broken in half for the base
  2. 90g cold butter, cubed
  3. 500g cream cheese blocks, cubed
  4. 50g thickened cream
  5. 50g sugar
  6. 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
  7. 1 packet chewy caramel Tim Tams, roughly chopped for filling
  8. 1 packet Tim Tams of choice for topping, optional
Instructions
  1. Into bowl add roughly broken up biscuits. Blitz on speed 9 until fine.
  2. Add cold butter. Blitz on speed 6 for 20-30 secs until a soft dough forms.
  3. Press this into a springform tin. I line my tin with baking paper for easy removal. Set aside.
  4. Add cream cheese to bowl. Blitz on speed 7 for 45 secs. Scrape down.
  5. Add vanilla and sugar. Blitz on speed 4 for 1 minute. Scrape down.
  6. Add cream and blitz on speed 4 for 1 minute or until creamy and smooth.
  7. Stir through the caramel Tim Tams on speed 4 until mixed through.
  8. Pour mixture over the biscuit base
  9. Refrigerate for 4-6 hours. It sets quicker than a lot of my other cheesecakes.
  10. Just before serving sprinkle the extra chopped Tim Tams over the top.
  11. Use a warm knife to cut cheesecake (run it under hot water).
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By |2017-06-12T11:23:13+00:00January 18th, 2014|Categories: Sweets|Tags: |8 Comments

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Peta
Peta is a mum to three gorgeous and very energetic young boys. She loves everyday food that is achievable for a busy family, and has a passion for involving children in cooking.

8 Comments

  1. Louise Harry January 18, 2014 at 11:47 am - Reply

    Do you use raw sugar or castor sugar? If raw, do you blitz it before adding it? Sounds delicious anyway…I’m going to make it for Australia Day!

  2. Peta Lee January 19, 2014 at 1:40 am - Reply

    Hi Louise!!! (Its Peta from Bruce!!!)

    I use castor but you can use raw and just mill it briefly before using it 🙂

  3. Louise Harry January 19, 2014 at 3:16 am - Reply

    OMG – are you the “Road to loving…” lady?! Wow – how do you find the time? I’m just off to the shops to buy tim tams and try this out for tonight’s dessert…test run for Australia Day!

  4. Claire August 20, 2014 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    I’ve been waiting for Tim Tams to come on special so I can try this. Thank you Woollies, this is the week 😉

  5. Bianca December 17, 2014 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    Just purchased all of the ingredients to make this for our Christmas dessert! Can’t wait to try it…and then to make it again with every single different flavour of tim tam!

  6. Holly April 3, 2015 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    Just wondering if it sets ok without using gelatine???? Thanks so much xo

    • Peta April 13, 2015 at 11:33 pm - Reply

      As long as you stick to the recipe it does as shown in the pic 🙂

  7. Dena March 6, 2016 at 9:08 am - Reply

    Wow! A little of this goes A LONG WAY. Very delicious. My sweet toothed family adored this. I’m more a savoury person so I found it very rich, I’d use maybe choc ripple or milk arrowroot biscuits next time for the base to tone down the sweetness a little. But hey! The name tells you it’s gonna be a flavour overload! With so many new varieties of Tim Tams out now, it’d be easy to change up the flavours. I didn’t put anything on top. I offered whipped cream but everyone declined.

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