Orange/curd tres leches cheesecake...any ideas?
- chowser Nov 16, 2012 01:54 PM
I have those three flavors in my mind (not really flavors, but orange or orange curd, tres leches cake and cheesecake--like a creamsicle) and am thinking of putting them together for Thanksgiving. I don't like my tres leches dripping w/ tres leches so maybe doing the cheesecake in a pan w/ tres leches on top would work but I'd love to do something creative. Any ideas?
I don't have a recipe idea per se, but I have had basically the exact thing you're describing. Geronimo Restaurant in Santa Fe, NM serves what they call a "Creamsicle Cake" - it's very moist and soaked in liquid like tres leches, with creamy filling between the layers and orange gelee on top. If I were to try to create a dessert like that, that's what I'd do - make thin layers of cake and brush on the tres leches (using less than you'd use for a regular tres leches cake), then smooth on a layer of a no-cook cheesecake filling, then some orange curd, and repeat until I had a cake!
With biodanonima's idea, I thought of this two layer key lime pie. What if I do this, only w/ orange and not key lime. In between the baked layer and cream cheese layer, I could do a layer of tres leches. Would that be overkill?
Maybe to simplify, I could use a genoise on the bottom later, bake, top w/ key lime layer (orange) in a springform pan. Remove sides to let tres leches soak into cake overnight. Then top w/ cream cheese layer? Finish with orange gelee.