By Mark Mann



1 pack “Granita” biscuits 250g

45g butter melted

1/4 tsp salt

1 tbsp caster sugar



  1. Line 20cm springform cake tin

  2. Blend “crust” ingredients in blender. Place on bottom & sides of cake tin

  3. Bake at 175 degrees for 10mins. Remove from oven



2 cans Sydney Brewery “Sydney Cider” apple cider reduced to syrup (boil in pot for 1hr, should reduce to around 6-8 tbsp of syrup)

680g cream cheese, room temperature

150g brown sugar

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp vanilla

150g sour cream

1/2 tsp cinammon

2 eggs & 1 yolk


  1. Beat cream cheese & brown sugar in mixmaster until creamed together 5mins

  2. Add salt, vanilla, sour cream, syrup, cinnamon. Further beat 2mins

  3. Add 1 egg beat. Next egg beat. Egg yolk beat

  4. Pour into cake tin with crust. Bake at 160 degrees for 1hr. Turn off oven & let cake sit in oven 30mins. Remove from oven

  5. Let cool & place in fridge for a few hrs before serving