Black Mission Fig Cheesecake

Black Mission Fig Cheesecake
  • 8Servings


  • 10 ounces Neufchatel (or light cream cheese), at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 9 9-inch graham-cracker piecrust
  • 10 figs, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Orange zest


Using an electric mixer, beat Neufchatel, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Add egg and egg whites; beat until smooth. Pour half the mixture into crust; top with a layer of sliced figs and remaining Neufchatel mixture. Bake at 325 degrees until center is almost set, about 50 minutes. Cool, then refrigerate until cold, about 4 hours. In bowl, whisk lemon juice, 1 tsp. honey and salt; toss with remaining figs. Top cheesecake with fig mixture, remaining 1 tsp. honey and orange zest.