SUMMER FRUIT FRIDGE CHEESECAKE WITH WHITE CHOCOLATE
November 28, 2016
This cheesecake is the perfect way to celebrate the fruits of summer. You have cream cheese, with its rich creamy depths of flavour, delicately balanced with the vanilla tones of milk chocolate, then topped with sweet, juicy, fresh fruit. Not only is this the time to indulge in the fruits on offer this season, but it is also the time to keep the heat out of the kitchen, with this simple no bake recipe.
Cook: 3 hrs
Yields: 1 cake
200 gshortbread biscuits crushed
100 gbutter melted
250 gcream cheese
385 gtin sweetened condensed milk
60 gwhite chocolate melted
5 mlvanilla extract
10 ggelatin powder
60 mlwarm water
1 nectarine washed and cut into slices
2 apricots washed and halved
1 dessert peach washed and cut to slices
1 small bunch washed seedless red grapes
1 small bunch washed seedless white grapes
6 to 8 fresh cherries
1In a bowl, mix together the crushed biscuits and the melted butter. Press this mixture into a greased tart tin. Place the tin in the fridge for 30 mins until the biscuit base is firm.
2In a clean bowl, mix together cream cheese and condensed milk. Add cream to this, mixing through, then add the melted chocolate and vanilla extract. Continue mixing together until the mixture is smooth.
3Pour the warm water into a cup, add the gelatin powder and mix it together until it has fully dissolved. Add this to the cream cheese mixture, blending it in thoroughly.
4Pour it into the prepared biscuit base and place it in the fridge to set, for about 2 1/2 - 3 hours.
5Just before you are ready to serve the cheesecake, decorate the top with the freshly halved and sliced pieces of fruit. Dot with a few edible flowers.