Published On: Thu, Feb 6th, 2020

Strawberry Cheesecake

Easy-make strawberry cheesecake recipe from BerryWorld

A simple, yet satisfying, strawberry cheesecake –perfect for family gatherings and garden parties. Cut the cheesecake into wedges while it is still slightly frozen to make it even easier to grab a slice!

Strawberry Cheesecake

Strawberry Cheesecake

Author BerryWorld

Ingredients

For the topping

  • 450 g BerryWorld strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 50 g caster sugar

For the base

  • 250 g digestive biscuits, roughly broken
  • 100 g butter, melted

For the filling

  • 397 g tin of condensed milk
  • 300 g full-fat soft cheese such as Philadelphia
  • 200 ml double cream
  • 1 finely grated zest of 1 lemon

Instructions

  1. Put your freezer setting onto Fast Freeze, or clear some space in the rapid freezing section/coldest part of your freezer at least an hour before making the cheesecake.

  2. Line a 23cm (9in) springform cake tin with a large piece of foil. Press down well into the base and sides of the tin and leave plenty overhanging the edges.

  3. To make the topping, place 200g (7oz) of the strawberries in a saucepan with the sugar and 1 tbsp cold water. Cook gently for 5 minutes, stirring regularly until the strawberries are very soft. Remove from the heat, stir in the reserved raw strawberries and leave to cool.

  4. Put the biscuits in a freezer bag and bash to crumbs with a rolling pin. Mix with the melted butter. Tip the buttered crumbs into the prepared tin and press firmly into the base to create an even layer. Put in the freezer for 20-30 minutes or until solid.

  5. Just before the base is ready, use an electric whisk to beat the condensed milk, cheese and cream together until thickened – this will take around 5 minutes. Add the grated zest and beat until the cheese mixture forms very stiff peaks.

  6. Spoon over the biscuit base and top with the cold strawberry sauce. Open freeze for 3 hours or until solid. (If you are not freezing the cheesecake, simply chill in the fridge for 3-4 hours before serving.)

  7. Remove the cheesecake from the tin in its foil. Cover with the overhanging foil and seal firmly to keep out as much air as possible. Wrap in a second layer of foil, pop into a large freezer bag, label and freeze for up to 3 months.

  8. To serve, unwrap the cheesecake while frozen, removing all the foil, then place on a plate or cake stand. Thaw at room temperature for about 1 hour before serving. If leaving any longer before serving, place in the fridge. Eat within a couple of days.

As featured in October 2019 issue of Baking Heaven Magazine

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