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What a nice cheesecake this is! I was not able to find custard powder. I Goggled it to see what this was and then substituted instant vanilla pudding. I did make mine in a 9x13 and served as bars. Next time I would use a spring form pan, the first bars would have been easier to get out.
This is a brilliant take on the classic Nanaimo Bar recipe. This version isn't as rich as the original recipe which is great for someone like me who isn't a total fan of the bars (it's still rich as far as cheesecakes go though). I chose to make this in a 9" springform pan for the classic good looks of a cheesecake thus I halved the filling but kept to the orginal scale for the crust and topping. I may not have crushed my cookies as much as the recipe intended as there was just enough to cover the bottom of the pan. There was just enough ganache to top the cheesecake as well. Turned out very impressive looking on the serving table and was definitely enjoyed by all.
LOW FAT VERSION. but just as good- made in pie plate- 1 sleeve of cookies and chopped pecans and added enough coconut to cover the pie plate and added just enough melted butter to coat. For the center I only had 1 PKG of cream cheese so while i mixed that up with 1/2 c sugar I added 3 TBSP of sour cream and then a bit of milk and 3 TBSP of the birds custard powder. baked for 30 min...took it out of the over and right away placed a cup of chocolate chips on top and let them melt on their own about 15 min and then smoothed it over. was fantastic!!
I couldn't find custard powder at my grocery and googled it to find out you could sub equal parts corn starch. I did this plus added some vanilla bean and 1 tsp vanilla extract b/c I read that custard powder is vanilla flavored. It turned out delicious! Makes an impressive dessert and great because you can cut up beforehand. Also I topped half the pan with toasted almond slivers which turned out to be preferred. I agree with another reviewer though- next time I think I will use milk chocolate for the top as I think the semi-sweet was a bit much. Thanks for sharing!
I love it! I add a bit more custard powder for more flaver and only use 2 packs of cream cheese and 2 eggs. It makes a thinner and cheaper snack. Tastes like a mellowed nanaimo bar! Thank you! It's my new fave!
I followed the recipe exactly. I didn't find the taste came close to a real Nanaimo Bar to warrant the name. If I make it again I will try doubling the custard powder and perhaps add some vanilla extract. Might also add a bit more cream. It was a good cheesecake but I made it because of the name.
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