- ¾ cup almond flour
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- Pinch salt
- 2 ½ tbsp unsalted butter
- 4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
- 4 oz chèvre, room temperature
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- Laura Ann's Fabulous Fig jam
For Crust: Place rack in center of oven and preheat to 350°F. In small mixing bowl, mix together all ingredients but butter. Melt butter in small saucepan on stovetop or in microwave-safe bowl. Mix butter into dry ingredients with fingertips, then press evenly in bottoms of pans. Bake for 5 minutes, then turn and bake another 2-3 minutes, until almond flour is toasted. Butter may cause crust to actively bubble while baking; do not panic, crust will settle once cool. Allow crust to cool completely before adding filling.
For Filling: Lower oven temperature to 300°F. In bowl of stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment or in medium mixing bowl with handheld electric mixer, cream together cream cheese, goat cheese and sugar. Do not turn mixer past the first two speeds as you do not want to incorporate excess air. Scrape bowl often. Once mixture is completely creamed, add egg and mix until fully incorporated, scraping bowl as needed. Add cream and mix fully, then add lemon juice and vanilla and mix until completely smooth, scraping bowl as needed.
Tear pieces of foil at least four inches longer than diameter of pans. Place pans in center of foil and gently fold foil tightly up sides, crimping closed at top. Divide batter evenly between pans, then place pans in baking vessel and fill vessel with an inch of hot water. Bake for 15 minutes, then turn and bake another 15. Check and turn every 5 minutes after that; 5-10 minutes should be sufficient. Cakes are done when jiggly but no longer liquid-y. Remove vessel from oven and allow cakes to come to room temperature before removing foil and allowing to set in refrigerator overnight.
To Serve: Warm a paring knife blade in hot water and wipe dry. Carefully run knife around inside edge of pans, reheating and wiping knife blade as needed. Release springform and open fully, then carefully lift straight up to remove. Use paring knife to cut each cake into six wedges, heating and wiping blade between each cut. Top each wedge of cake with a spoonful of Laura Ann's Fabulous Fig jam and garnish with toasted flaked almonds, if desired.
Thanks to seriouseats.com for this lovely recipe!