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Cheesecake Recipe for Happy Holidays!

Posted on December 21, 2010 by in desserts

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It seems as if everyone is on holiday already the beaches and shops here in Cape Town are overflown with visitors and locals looking for a little fun time after the hard labor of 2010. We still have a few things to round up before we can go on leave so as promised a quick dessert for you to try.
This recipe is for 1 person, but you can make as many as you like and that is why this is such a fabulous recipe.
Minimise your time in in the kitchen even more, by keeping some ready made biscuit crumbs in the freezer… are you ready…..15 minutes, let’s go!  Here are a few things you can keep as stock items in your fridge so that you can make this dessert at the drop of a hat.

-a few tubs of mascarpone or cream cheese
-a good quality fruit coulis and some fresh fruit such as berries, peaches, pineapple

Easy Cheesecake Recipe


2 digestive biscuits
10gr soft butter
1tsp golden or maple syrup
juice and zest of  ¼ lemon

100gr mascarpone cheese or cream cheese
1tbsp icing sugar
fresh fruit or a fruit coulis of your choice.

Crush the biscuits and mix with the soft butter and syrup. Spoon the mixture into one small metal food stacking ring and press the mix on the bottom of the mould. Fold the lemon juice, zest and icing sugar into the cheese, being sure not to over mix, as this will cause the mixture to split. Spoon the  cream cheese mix into the ring and use a palette knife to press the mix well into the mould. This is important to avoid air gaps. At this stage you can leave it in the fridge until you are ready to serve. Remove the ring with a hot cloth or blowtorch. Place the cheesecake on a serving plate and decorate with fresh berries, fruit or pour a fruit coulis over the top.
See, I told you it will be easy!

Some more easy cheesecake recipes 

Low Fat Strawberry Cheesecake

Cholesterol Free Cheesecake

Easy Baked Cheesecake

Cheesecake in a neat little bundle

Cheesecake in three Dreamy flavors

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16 Responses to “Cheesecake Recipe for Happy Holidays!”

  1. bellini valli 21 December 2010 at 2:16 pm #

    These kind of no bake cheesecakes are the best with yiur favourite fruit. The spin sugar is a nice touch! Have a fantastic holiday season Nina!

  2. Helene 21 December 2010 at 6:54 pm #

    I love the way you decorated your cheesecake. What a great photo.

  3. Peter M 21 December 2010 at 8:39 pm #

    That spun sugar is "out of this world"! Cheesecake seems to appear each Christmas here.

  4. Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen 21 December 2010 at 11:45 pm #

    Wow, so simple but so AMAZING! I love this quick dessert! Happy holidays to you and your family Nina! Looking forward to more yumminess in 2011!

  5. SavoringTime in the Kitchen 22 December 2010 at 3:36 am #

    Awesome presentation, Nina, and wonderful, easy ideas for the holidays!

  6. Mary 22 December 2010 at 7:52 pm #

    I love the spun sugar cage you fashioned to top your cheesecakes. What a gorgeous dessert or tea snack. Have a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

  7. jennaseverythingblog 22 December 2010 at 10:16 pm #

    What a beautiful dessert! I agree, your spun sugar is gorgeous.

  8. Cynthia 23 December 2010 at 5:56 am #

    Happy Holidays!

  9. Ben 23 December 2010 at 4:21 pm #

    Nothing better for this time of the year than some easy recipes. The cheesecake looks delicious!

    Merry Christmas 🙂

  10. Jamie 24 December 2010 at 3:46 pm #

    These are simply beautiful! SO festive and elegant and perfect for a holiday table. And any cheesecake made with mascarpone is for me! Perfect! A very very Merry Christmas and joyous holiday season to you and yours, darling!

  11. SaraOneTribeGouremt 30 December 2010 at 12:33 am #

    Nina, this cheesecake looks so delicious! photos are just mouthwatering!

    Happy Holidays!

  12. Jan 30 December 2010 at 8:38 am #

    Oooh yum – they all look GOOD!
    A very happy 2011 to you and your family Nina x

  13. Kevin 2 January 2011 at 7:59 pm #

    That cheesecake looks amazing!

    Happy New Year!

  14. myfrenchkitchen 3 January 2011 at 9:00 pm #

    A beautiful seductive cheesecake Nina..and I love your festive touch of spun sugar!
    Have a great 2011!

  15. Juliana 4 January 2011 at 3:35 am #

    Nina, love you no bake cheesecake…and the nice round up…they are so nicely decorated…Happy 2011 🙂

  16. tasteofbeirut 8 January 2011 at 7:12 am #

    This cheesecake with the citrus segments and the spun sugar on top looks like it came out of the kitchen of the Ritz in Paris, well, you catch my drift! Very impressive dessert.

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