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Two cheesecake-filled Easter egg halves

Cheesecake-filled Easter eggs

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • No cook; plus at least 2 hrs chilling
  • Easy
  • Makes 2 (serves 4)

Treat family and friends to this luscious Easter dessert with crushed biscuits and a creamy cheesecake filling packed into hollow chocolate eggs

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal631
fat49g
saturates30g
carbs39g
sugars30g
fibre3g
protein8g
salt0.7g
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Ingredients

  • 1 hollow chocolate Easter egg
  • 75g digestive biscuits
  • 25g butter, melted
  • 75g mascarpone
  • 100g soft cheese
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar, sieved
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder, sieved
  • 100g double cream

To serve

  • Easter treats, such as mini chocolate eggs or crumbled chocolates
  • caramel sauce or cooled melted chocolate

Method

  • STEP 1

    Carefully separate the Easter egg in half along the seam. (Use a knife dipped into a bowl of hot water to cut through the seam rather than slicing, as it may break the chocolate.)

  • STEP 2

    Tip the digestive biscuits into a bowl or food bag and bash to crumbs with the end of a rolling pin. Stir in the melted butter until the mixture resembles damp sand. Spoon this into the Easter egg halves and pack down gently using the back of the spoon. Chill until needed.

  • STEP 3

    Mix the mascarpone, soft cheese, icing sugar and cocoa together in a medium bowl with a wooden spoon until smooth. In a separate bowl, beat the double cream to soft peaks using an electric whisk. Gently fold the whipped cream into the mascarpone mixture, then carefully spoon the cheesecake filling over the chilled biscuit bases in the Easter eggs. Gently level the surfaces with a palette knife or spatula, then chill for at least 2 hrs or overnight until firm and set. You may be left with extra cheesecake filling, depending on the size of your Easter eggs – this can be spooned into glasses over extra digestive crumbs for another treat.

  • STEP 4

    Scatter the set cheesecake-filled eggs with mini chocolate eggs or other Easter treats, then drizzle with caramel or melted chocolate to serve.

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