Easy cheesecake

Prep: 15 mins

Easy

Serves 2
This quick, make-ahead dessert is perfect when having a night in just the two of you

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal681
  • fat48g
  • saturates35g
  • carbs55g
  • sugars35g
  • fibre4g
  • protein12g
  • salt1.85g
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Ingredients

  • 4 shortbread biscuit
  • 300g tub soft cheese
  • zest and juice of 1 lime
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  • 3 tbsp icing sugar
  • ½ a 380g pack of frozen mixed berries, plus a few extra to serve

Method

  1. Put the shortbread biscuits into a plastic bag and bash with a rolling pin until broken. Divide between two dessert glasses. Beat together the soft cheese with the zest of a lime and 2 tbsp icing sugar until smooth. Put this on top of each biscuit base and smooth out with the back of a spoon.

  2. Take the mixed frozen berries, defrost and blend half with 1 tbsp icing sugar and the juice of the lime. Pour this on top of each cheesecake and scatter with a few extra whole berries. Serve or sit in the fridge for a few hours before serving.

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Comments (10)

Barak Obama's picture

Made this for Michelle, She loved it!. White House approves!

Raspberrymoustache's picture

I made this for a quick after work dinner party. I added a teaspoon of cinnamon to the biscuit crumbs to give more flavour and a kick. I also did not blend frozen berries with sugar or lime as in my opinion the frozen berries have enough flavour and tangyness.
I added frozen berries the next day after they have defrosted and added them to the cheesecakes 5 minutes before serving. Very yummmmmy! I also made a lactose free version using lactose free cream cheese.

judygrandchamp's picture
5

Tasty and a very good idea for whipping up a quick mid-week pud.

avrilt1's picture

Haven't made this but got a laugh from HungryBaker's comment!
Must try - the recipe, that is, not sitting in the fridge. :-)

hungrybaker's picture
5

Good for a nice fast make-ahead cheesecake. Seems versatile as I could use different fruits and/or base next time. The shortbread made it seem too sweet so I might try digestive biscuits or oatcakes next time to compare. As per the recipe instructions at the end, I sat in the fridge for several hours. I got too cold to enjoy it but I found out whether the light really does go off when the door's shut ;-)

aboogie's picture

I can imagine!!!

vmwatson1991's picture

I made this with hobnob biscuits - delicious!

hungrybaker's picture
5

Good for a nice fast make-ahead cheesecake. Seems versatile as I could use different fruits and/or base next time. The shortbread made it seem too sweet so I might try digestive biscuits or oatcakes next time to compare. As per the recipe instructions at the end, I sat in the fridge for several hours. I got too cold to enjoy it but I found out whether the light really does go off when the door's shut ;-)

dogwoodrose's picture

I tried the yummy scrummy carrot cake and it was delicious. Using olive oil instead of margarine made it much lighter and the cake retained it's moisture much longer. Very nice!

Questions (2)

dannwebb's picture

What does "soft cheese" mean? Camembert?? You might like to be specific .. maybe everyone in the UK knows what you mean by "soft cheese", but other countries don't. I'm guessing mascarpone?

goodfoodteam's picture

Hi dannwebb, thanks for your question. For this recipe we suggest a soft cheese also sometimes called cream cheese, mascarpone would be ok but a cream cheese would be better for this recipe. Hope this helps, let us know how you get on. 

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