Pumpkin Quark Cheesecake with Pomegranate and White Chocolate



http://schneiderchen.de | © 2013 | http://angiesrecipes.blogspot.com


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This creamy, holiday-inspired cheesecake combined with smooth pumpkin and a fine touch of speculoos spice mix. It is made with low-fat German Quark cheese and an irresistible roasted peanut crust. You can use canned pure pumpkin in this recipe or make your own pumpkin puree.

CrustFilling&Topping
  • 150 g Salted roasted peanuts
  • 8 Dried apricots
  • 1 tbsp Pumpkin puree
  • 700 g German low-fat Quark cheese
  • 300 g Pumpkin puree
  • 60 ml Sour cream
  • 2 Eggs
  • 100 g Honey
  • 1 tsp Speculoos spice mix
  • 2 tbsp Arrowroot starch (or cornstarch)
  • Pomegranate seeds for topping
  • White chocolate, shaved, for topping
  1. Place peanuts, apricots and pumpkin puree in a food processor and process until combined. Press the mixture into a 7-inch springform pan lined with parchment paper. Grease the sides of pan with coconut oil or butter.
  2. Beat the Quark cheese until smooth. Add in pumpkin puree, sour cream, eggs, honey, spice mix and the arrowroot starch. Beat until the mixture is smooth and well combined. Pour the mixture into the prepared crust and smooth the surface.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Place cheesecake in center of middle oven rack. Place a baking pan filled halfway with hot water on the lower rack. Bake for 20 minutes, then lower the oven temperature to 160C/320F and bake another 55 minutes until center is almost set.
  4. When the cheesecake is done cooking, turn the oven off. Let cake stand in the oven, with door ajar, approximately 30 minutes or until center is completely set. Cool cheesecake completely on a wire rack before refrigerating. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight before cutting. Garnish the cake with pomegranate seeds and shaved white chocolate.





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96 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums 12/10/13 09:57

A fabulous cheesecake! It looks evesr so luscious and beautiful.

Cheers,

Rosa

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Joanne 12/10/13 12:24

I haven't baked much with quark but I can tell your cheesecake is beautifully decadent! Great fall flavors!

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Esther Lau 12/10/13 13:20

Oh, Angie!!! This cake is amazing and beautiful!!!!
Pomegranate seeds colour is beautiful and great for decorating desserts :)

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Sam Hoffer @ My Carolina Kitchen 12/10/13 13:21

What a luscious cheesecake. Love the crunchy crust.
Sam

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Kathy 12/10/13 14:03

Oh my, does this look and sound amazing! The crust sounds great, I have never heard of a peanut crust, I would love to give it a try!

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Lenia 12/10/13 14:54

This looks fantastic!Very original cheesecake gloriously photographed!
Kisses,sweet Angie!

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Finla 12/10/13 14:55

Wowo beautiful and delicious. Love the deoco looks like emeralds :-)

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Gloria Baker 12/10/13 15:43

This look georgeous Angie,I love pomegranate, look just beautiful!

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Elisabeth Foodandthrift 12/10/13 15:43

Angie, I'm so glad I came in time to check out your gorgeous pumpkin quark cheesecake. Already pinned it! Absolutely gorgeous, smooth as silk...and so invitingly delicious! xo

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Gloria Baker 12/10/13 15:43

I pinned in my board beauty food!

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My Inner Chick 12/10/13 17:37

Absolutely Gorgeoussssssssssss! WOWieeeeee))))) xx

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Lite Home Bake 12/10/13 18:19

Yes, i see the holiday mood in this lovely cake, very pretty!

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Chris Scheuer 12/10/13 21:52

Oh man, I wish we could get quark here, this looks so good and it's beautiful too Angie! The pomegranate arils look so festive!

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Debra Eliotseats 12/10/13 22:59

So beautiful. Pomegranates always remind me that the holidays are nearing.

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Priscilla | ShesCookin 12/10/13 23:14

What a unique cheesecake recipe, Angie! Love the roasted peanut crust. Gorgeous!
P.S. Last year I pinned your witches finger cookies and they're getting repinned like crazy :)

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Ann Jones 13/10/13 00:17

This looks great, I love that you use pumpkin in the crust!

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Rosita Vargas 13/10/13 01:54

Se ve riquísimo mi querida angie me encanta la granada muy tentador su pastel,abrazos.

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Liz Berg 13/10/13 04:18

Simply gorgeous, Angie! And I know the taste matches its beauty!

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Jasna Varcakovic 13/10/13 07:19

Great colourful cake with terrific texture ...AND NO ADDED SUGAR! Couldn't wish for better and healthier dessert!

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Anne ~ Uni Homemaker 13/10/13 07:47

Gorgeous cheesecake! I love how the pomegranate gives it that pretty color. Delicious Angie!

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Julia | JuliasAlbum.com 13/10/13 09:11

Gorgeous cheesecake! Love the pomegranate seeds and Fall-themed photo background. Pinned!

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Medeja 13/10/13 10:56

Oh it looks wonderful..and white choc and pomegranate decoration looks great!

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Christine Ho 13/10/13 12:32

Lovely cheesecake, Angie. The pomegranate seeds are so attractive.

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Veronica Ng 13/10/13 13:47

What a beautiful cheesecake! Love the colour of the pomegranate. I've never heard of Quark cheese, wonder how it taste like, anything like cream cheese?

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Donna 13/10/13 14:36

Salted roasted PECANS ...or cashews would be amazing in the crust as well ....what is in my pantry!!!...Thanks so much for the precision on the springform dimension!!

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Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen 13/10/13 16:10

This looks like a great fall recipe!

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Anne Regalado 13/10/13 16:27

I haven't seen quark here but I saw a pre-mix quark cheesecake last time :D The pom seeds sure look gorgeous as a topping , the color really pop !

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Jeannie Tay 13/10/13 16:40

A gorgeous cake indeed! Looks so festive! I love how you arrange the pom seeds over the top too! Beautiful!

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bookscupcakescats 13/10/13 17:41

It is gorgeous! And so original!

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jehanne@thecookingdoctor 13/10/13 19:00

wow, this is such a pretty cake Angie! Looks really delicious, I love the peanut crust !

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Priya Suresh 13/10/13 22:02

Pretty looking cheesecake, beautifully done.

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Tessa @ Feral Kitchen 13/10/13 22:46

Great looking cheesecake! I love the bright red pomegranate on top!

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Asha Shivakumar 13/10/13 23:20

Wow, Angie that is a stunning cheesecake. The slice looks perfect and I love the fresh pomegranate adorning the cheesecake. The whole thing looks like a piece of art. Ofcourse pinning it.

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Alida 14/10/13 00:49

Your pictures are so refined and detailed that it brings such a pleasure to the eye! This cake is just so perfectly made! Really well done Angie. Carry on with this amazing work! :-)

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Erica 14/10/13 01:09

What a beautiful dessert, Angie! It looks perfect and I love the colors! Perfect for Thanksgiving dinner!

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Balvinder Ubi 14/10/13 02:21

Lovely, delicious and very pretty. truly autumnal!

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lena 14/10/13 03:39

such a gorgeous creation! the pomegranate seeds really stands out, beautiful!

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Man Ridwan 14/10/13 03:48

Such a unique chesecake recipe,looks so good as usual, Angie !!

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Nik Sharma 14/10/13 04:08

What a beautiful cheesecake! I love the different fall flavors that you have infused into it.

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Roz Corieri Paige 14/10/13 04:25

What a beauiful cake Angie! It must also taste amazing! Genius!

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Jeanette 14/10/13 04:35

Love your crust recipe and use of Quark in the filling - very creative!

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The Yum List 14/10/13 04:56

Please open a restaurant so that I can purchase some of your delicious creations!

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Mich PieceofCake 14/10/13 05:17

Your pumpkin cheese cake with pomegranate topping looks like a piece of art.

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Koko 14/10/13 06:13

We are having pumpkin cheesecake for Thanksgiving dessert tomorrow....but I'll tell you a little secret. It's nowhere near as beautiful as this! Brilliant idea to use apricots in the crust, I really like that! And white chocolate....the best!

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Yummy Bakes 14/10/13 07:37

Your cheesecake is so beautiful - this variation is unique combination.

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Cristina 14/10/13 08:52

Absolutely beautiful, Angie!! That roasted peanut crust must be fantastic. Is the quark cheese tangy? I'll have a slice, please! ;)

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Shirley Tay 14/10/13 12:09

So many pumpkin recipes this month & it's nice to see you decorating the cake with a touch of red, Angie!

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Beth 14/10/13 14:07

Such a beautiful dessert! I haven't used quark before, but I hear it gets great results.

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My Kitchen Stories. 14/10/13 14:46

This is very beautiful looking and has some wildly attractive ingredients. Very nice Angie

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Norma Chang 14/10/13 15:00

Love the idea of a peanut crust.

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Barbara 14/10/13 15:00

A gorgeous cheesecake for the season, Angie. Love the pomegrante seeds and chocolate on top!

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Ashley 14/10/13 15:01

Wow, this cheesecake is gorgeous! The crust sounds so unique too! Making me hungry even though it's only breakfast time!

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Gina Stanley 14/10/13 16:51

Oh man this looks good Angie and so perfect for fall. Can you bring me a piece, pretty please! I can't wait to enjoy all the holiday desserts. Happy Monday.
-Gina-

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Raven Cauthon 14/10/13 17:39

Wow! How amazing is this?!

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Pam 14/10/13 17:43

Lovely! Seriously what a beautiful cheesecake.

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motherrimmy 14/10/13 18:15

The whole thing looks incredible, but I love what you did with the crust - apricots and peanuts and pumpkin. Delish!

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grace 14/10/13 18:23

i applaud your use of quark! what's more than that, though, is the glorious pomegranate-white chocolate combination. magical, angie!

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dentistvschef 14/10/13 19:12

I guess you should have your own pastry brand cafe Angie...
Fascinating Pumpkin Cheese Cake!

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Monica 14/10/13 20:23

This is so seasonal and looks like the holidays. I really like the sound of the peanut crust.

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Kiran @ KiranTarun.com 14/10/13 21:49

Divine! It looks so luscious and pretty!! Almost too pretty to cut into :D

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Vicki Bensinger 14/10/13 22:29

Beautiful cheesecake. It looks so dense, yet moist. Nice recipe and so festive!

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Viviane Bauquet Farre - Food and Style 14/10/13 22:34

Marvelous, Angie. What a mouth-watering cheesecake!

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Fimère 14/10/13 22:36

original et fantastique bravo
bonne soirée

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Reeni 15/10/13 02:37

Not only is this stunning on sight the flavors sound amazing Angie! I'm in the mood for Christmas now! Counting the days.

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twodogsinthekitchen 15/10/13 03:23

What a gorgeous cheesecake. It's perfect for the holidays...or any time for that matter :)

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Patty Price 15/10/13 04:08

Just gorgeous Angie -love your holiday baking ;)

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The Red Apron 15/10/13 04:33

Oh my G!!!! Angie!!! this looks amazing. You never cease to amaze me.
Can I share this on my blog? With your permission of course and a link back.
Oh gosh!

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Monet 15/10/13 05:05

My friend! What a beautiful looking cake! I've never baked with quark cheese before but now I must try. Thank you for sharing!

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Regina @ SpecialtyCakeCreations 15/10/13 06:08

Oh wow!! This cheese cake look stunning and it is made exactly the way I know it growing up - with quark! But where to you get it in North America. Wait a moment, I don't even know where you are located. Maybe you are in Germany?

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easyfoodsmith 15/10/13 09:05

Gorgeous cake Angie...it looks luscious and so beautiful. I am always left in awe seeing so many creative posts at your blog. :-D

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kitchen flavours 15/10/13 15:37

Such a beautiful cheesecake! And looks very delicious!

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Tertúlia da Susy 15/10/13 16:20

Fantástico!
Essa mistura só pode ter resultado num sabor fantástico!
Kiss, Susana
Nota: Ver o passatempo a decorrer no meu blog:
http://tertuliadasusy.blogspot.pt/2013/10/dia-um-na-cozinha-e-escolha-do.html

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Tricia @ Saving room for dessert 15/10/13 16:57

Angie - I'm making a birthday cheesecake this weekend but doubt it will be this pretty! I love the crust idea - you know American's just go for the butter :( I've also tried to find Quark in the US but no luck. It sounds amazing and this cheesecake it so colorful. Have a great week!

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Hema 15/10/13 17:06

Cake looks fantastic, love the pictures with the beautiful fall colors..

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Spicie Foodie 15/10/13 17:37

I love pumpkin in cheesecake and quark cheese is fantastic. Gorgeous cake and recipe, Angie!

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Abbe@This is How I Cook 15/10/13 17:54

You killed it, Angie. This looks totally awesome and I am in love with the crust. Everything came together so well. You must be proud!

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Cheap Ethnic Eatz 16/10/13 03:08

Angie this cheesecake looks amazing! I love the texture and flavors. I am really curious to taste that crust too, will have to make note of it.

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Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies 16/10/13 03:16

This is so beautiful! The pomegranate seeds look like little jewels on top. :)

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Kitchen Belleicious 16/10/13 03:57

i have never had pomegranates before with cheesecake and it sounds phenomenal. You are so creative especially with adding in the pumpkin

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MaggiesCakes and Cupcakes 16/10/13 04:35

lovely cheese cake and it\s so nice of you to share this recipe..

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Susan 16/10/13 04:37

I'm not sure I can get quark here in the States, but if anyone would have it, it will be Whole Foods. Your cheesecake is just perfect and reminds me of the New York-style that I love so much for its denseness. XOXO

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Terra 16/10/13 06:50

Oh so so beautiful! The flavors combined together truly do scream Fall:-) Beautiful, Hugs, Terra

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Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 16/10/13 18:57

I am a big fan of quark cheese (have never been overly-enthused by our North American cream cheese) -- your pomegranate look so pretty set against the white chocolate.

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Yi Reservation 17/10/13 05:11

Angie, the pumpkin cheesecake looks absolutely divine!! The pomegranate seeds you use are really a great touch! Thanks for sharing it!

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eatgood4life.blogspot.com 17/10/13 15:53

You truly make the best cheesecakes ever and the pictures are stunning!!

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Blog do Chocolate 17/10/13 17:30

Angie,

These cheesecake drive me nuts !
So fantastic with white chocolate ! :)

Cheers,

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Kate@Diethood 18/10/13 06:04

This is the best cheesecake I have EVER seen! Hands down, it is amazing!! Beautiful work, Angie!

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Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes 19/10/13 21:15

I just took a pumpkin cheesecake from the oven, but it certainly is not as tall and handsome as this one Angie! The pomegranate makes it very festive too!

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Ann Low 20/10/13 04:47

WOW! This cheesecake looks very pretty! Anyone can tell Autumn is already here by your beautiful pictures :D

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Amelia 20/10/13 16:25

Hi Angie, very delectable and awesome cheesecake. Great to go with hot coffee, wish I can have a slice now. LOL

Best regards.

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Joanna Tham 23/10/13 00:54

Hi Angie! How're you? I am seeing pumpkin recipes everywhere and I can't wait to try it out. I have never made anything with Quark and not sure if I can find it here. Will definitely try to look it up at our specialty grocer. Even though low fat, this cheese cake looks absolutely sinful! Yummmm...♥ Jo

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Sue 23/10/13 04:19

I have loved cheesecake since I was a little girl:) This one's a BEAUTY!

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Rosita Vargas 2/11/13 13:27

Su tarta es maravillosa y original me encanta las granadas también,abrazos.

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