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Pear and Madagascar Vanilla Cheesecake

The oldest known origins of cheesecake in Greek cuisine date back to ancient Greece, among other things as offerings to the gods of Greek mythology, or as fortifying foods for athletes in the first Olympic games antiques.


In France, cheesecake varies depending on the region. In Switzerland, it is made up of a base of shortcrust or puff pastry and a binding containing a hard cheese, varying depending on the region. In Germany and Austria, there are many variations, käsekuchen, or quarkkuchen made from quark (cheese). In the United States and Canada, as well as in Great Britain, cheesecake is made from cream cheese with a pie crust made from crumbs. of mixed biscuits. In French-speaking Canada, the name "cheesecake", without further clarification, always refers to North American cheesecake. (Sources: Wikipedia)


The Pear and Madagascar Vanilla Cheesecake recipe that we are offering today is original and relatively easy to make. It was proposed to us by an Anja Razafintsalama. We all enjoyed dessert!


Pear and Madagascar Vanilla Cheesecake
Pear and vanilla cheesecake, Matana Quebec

Ingredients for pear and Madagascar vanilla cheesecake

  • 4 eggs

  • 200 g cream cheese

  • 25 cl of 35% liquid cream

  • the zest of 2 lemons

  • juice of 2 lemons

  • 2 tablespoons of cornstarch

  • 250 g butter biscuits

  • 100 g of butter

  • 25 g of butter

  • 100 g of sugar

  • 1 vanilla pod




How to buy your vanilla: in pod, powder or extract?


The vanilla pod is the most natural form of vanilla and has undergone minimal processing. Great chefs and connoisseurs are faithful to this form.


Vanilla powder is obtained from whole crushed pods. It is used for pastries, biscuits or chocolate.


Vanilla extract may contain sugar or alcohol. Simple and quick to use, it is the most common form in everyday cooking.


Natural vanilla has several little-known virtues


We all know vanilla for its scent and delicately sweet taste. Vanilla is also known to act on intestinal well-being because it facilitates and stimulates digestion. Furthermore, it would be excellent for our nervous system. Vanilla helps us to reduce our stress but also our physical and intellectual fatigue, while improving our memory and our concentration.


In cosmetics, vanilla is recognized for its regenerating properties. Indeed, rich in polyphenols, it restructures the skin by acting against cellular aging.

Where to find good vanilla in Quebec?


Pear and Madagascar Vanilla Cheesecake
Pear and Madagascar Vanilla Cheesecake

MATANA is a Quebec company that markets 100% natural and authentic products from Madagascar, for food processors and individuals. Its main objective is to make Madagascar known for its endemic and exceptional products. Its products are high quality with exceptional health benefits.


MATANA imports Madagascar vanilla directly from local producers. It donates part of its profits to improve the living conditions of local (Malagasy) farmers.


MATANA offers complete transparency regarding its supply. We ensure traceability of our products. Our suppliers are rigorously selected professionals, for their ability to produce sufficient quantities and respond to the market, for their implications with the community and for respect for nature and of the environment.


MATANA is keen to preserve the essence, taste and authenticity of its products. Most of our products are naturally grown or grown wild. They are mainly sorted and prepared by hand and do not undergo industrial processing. These traditional processes help maintain tastes but also create jobs for the local population.






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