Strawberry cheesecake crunchies

Strawberry cheesecake crunchies

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(3 ratings)

Cook: 40 mins - 45 mins Plus 4-6 hours chilling


Serves 6
A wonderful fuss-free dinner party dessert

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal698
  • fat37g
  • saturates17g
  • carbs84g
  • sugars59g
  • fibre1g
  • protein14g
  • salt0.44g


  • 40g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 125ml double cream
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 25g flaked almonds
  • 25g shelled pistachio, chopped
  • 50g plain flour

For the filling and decoration

  • 200g packet full fat soft cheese
  • 397g can sweetened condensed milk milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…

  • grated zest of 2 lemons and 8 tbsp juice



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 142ml carton double cream, lightly whipped
  • 450g strawberries



    Once available in Britain for just a brief period during the summer, strawberries are now a year…

  • 2 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp redcurrant jelly


  1. Preheat oven to 180C/gas 4/fan 160C. Line a baking sheet with non-stick parchment. Slowly bring the butter, cream and sugar to the boil, stirring. Take off the heat and stir in the nuts and flour. Spread half the mixture in a 20cm round on the baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes on the sheet and then transfer to a rack to go brittle and crispy. Repeat with the other half.

  2. Beat the cheese until softened, and then gradually beat in the milk, lemon and lightly whipped cream. Chill for 2-4 hours until softly set.

  3. Squash four strawberries through a sieve into a pan. Add the sugar and redcurrant jelly and heat gently, stirring to dissolve. Boil for 2-3 minutes to make a syrup, then cool.

  4. Slice the remaining strawberries. Break the biscuit into shards. Layer the cheese mixture, strawberries, syrup and biscuit in glasses, reserving a few pieces. Chill (up to 2 hours ahead). To serve, top with the remaining biscuit.

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18th Oct, 2013
was thinking about making these for food tech
25th Aug, 2008
very, very sweet. wouldn't make this again
22nd Jul, 2008
Very nice but extremely rich so don't make your serving glass too large. I cooked the biscuit for much longer than 12 minutes and they were still soft rather than crunchy in the middle. I removed the crunchy bits off the edges and put back in the oven to crunch up the middle.
22nd Dec, 2007
Made these for a dinner party, everybody loved them and wanted the recipe. A great hit!
18th Oct, 2013
should i make these for food technology , i dont know :/
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3rd Aug, 2019
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