Cherry cheesecake recipe

cherry cheesecake recipe

Cherry cheesecake is a delectable gelatin-based dessert that combines two beloved flavors into one irresistible treat. This lovely dessert features a rich and creamy cheesecake base topped with a layer of juicy, sweet, and charming cherry purée. Let’s take a look over this very easy cherry cheesecake recipe below.

Cherry Cheesecake Recipe

Step 1. Before you begin, make sure to take the butter, yogurt, and cream cheese out of the fridge and let them come to room temperature. While waiting for these ingredients to be ready, you can prepare the other ingredients. It is very important to keep whipping cream cold; otherwise, it will not whip properly. Hence, remember to always keep the whipping cream in the fridge until you’re ready to use it.

cherry cheesecake recipe

The Base

Step 2. Next, melt the butter in the microwave until it turns into a liquid. Crush the graham crackers or Oreo cookies (or any cookies of your choice). A handy tip is to place the crackers/cookies in a zip bag, leaving a small hole at the zip for air to escape, and then crush them with a roller.

Step 3. In the mold, combine the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter until well mixed. Press the mixture firmly into the bottom of the mold (a 22cm mold works well) and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to set.

cherry cheesecake recipe

The Filling

Step 4. In this step, we will make our own cherry jam (you can also buy a bottle of cherry jam in the supermarket). Start by removing the seeds from fresh cherries. Once the cherries are pitted, place them in a saucepan over low heat and simmer them until they become soft and release their juices. 150g cherries is enough to make 80g puree. Let it cool down.

Step 5. While the gelatine leaves are soaking in water, use a large bowl (bowl 1) to beat the room-temperature cream cheese until smooth. Add the sugar, lemon juice, and yogurt, and beat until thoroughly combined. You can use a hand mixer or beat by hand.

cherry cheesecake recipe
Soak gelatine sheet until it softens

Step 6. Melt the gelatine in the microwave, then allow it to cool for 10 minutes. While waiting, whip the cream in another bowl (bowl 2) until soft peaks form. Be careful not to overbeat, as it may result in an overly firm and unwanted texture.

Step 7. Gently mix the melted gelatine into bowl 1. Use folding techniques to incorporate the whipped cream from bowl 2 into the cream cheese mixture in bowl 1, using a spatula, until everything is well combined.

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Folding technique

Step 8. Pour the filling onto the chilled crust in the mold. After filling half of the mixture, add the cherry purée, then fill the second half and use a spatula to smooth the top. Refrigerate the cheesecake for at least 4 hours before proceeding to the next steps.

cherry cheesecake recipe

Once the cheesecake has set, remove it from the mold and slice it into your desired portions.

The dessert is often served chilled, making it a refreshing and indulgent treat.

Preserve cheesecake

To preserve a no-bake cheesecake and keep it fresh, you need to handle it carefully and store it properly. Here are the steps to preserve a no-bake cheesecake:

  1. Chill the cheesecake: Before preserving the cheesecake, make sure it has been properly chilled in the refrigerator. This step is essential to set the filling and ensure it holds its shape.
  2. Remove any toppings: If your no-bake cheesecake has any toppings, such as fruit, chocolate, or sauce, remove them before preserving. Toppings can become soggy or lose their freshness during storage.
  3. Wrap the cheesecake: To prevent the cheesecake from absorbing odors and flavors from the refrigerator, tightly wrap it in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. You can also use an airtight container if it’s the right size for your cheesecake.
  4. Store in the refrigerator: Place the wrapped or containerized cheesecake in the refrigerator. Ensure it is stored on a flat surface so that it retains its shape.
  5. Avoid storing with strong-smelling foods: Cheesecakes are sensitive to absorbing odors, so try to avoid placing them near strong-smelling foods like onions, garlic, or pungent cheeses.
cherry cheesecake recipe

Cherry cheesecake recipe

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 30 minutes

Enjoy a delicious and healthy cherry cheesecake with this easy no-bake recipe that uses less sugar for a guilt-free dessert option.

Ingredients

Graham cracker crust

  • 3/4 cup (150g) or 18 oreo cookies/graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 1/2 (50g) butter

Cherry Cheesecake

  • 1 cup (250g) Cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup (70g) Sugar
  • 3 tbsp. (45g) Plain Yougurt
  • 1 1/4 tsp. (6g) Lemon Juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp. (7g) Gelatin leaf
  • 2/3 cup (150ml) Whipping cream
  • 3 oz (80g) cherry Puree or 6 oz (150g) fresh cherry

Mirror glaze

  • 3.5 oz (100g) Cherry juice or 6 oz (150g) fresh cherry to make juice
  • 2/3 tsp. (2g) Gelatin leaf

Instructions

Step 1. Before you begin, make sure to take the butter and cream cheese out of the fridge and let them come to room temperature. While you wait, prepare the other ingredients. Remember to always keep the whipping cream in the fridge until you're ready to use it.

Step 2. Next, melt the butter in the microwave until it turns to liquid. Crush the graham crackers or Oreo cookies. A handy tip is to place the crackers/cookies in a zip bag, leaving a small hole at the zip for air to escape, and then crush them with a roller.

Step 3. In the mold, combine the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter until well mixed. Press the mixture firmly into the bottom of the mold (a 22cm mold works well) and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to set.cherry cheesecake recipe

Step 4. Make cherry jam. Start by removing the seeds from fresh cherries. Once the cherries are pitted, place them in a saucepan over low heat and simmer them until they become soft and release their juices. 150g cherry is enough to make 80g puree. Rest until it cools down.black cherry jam

Step 5. While the gelatin leaves are soaking in water, use a large bowl (bowl 1) to beat the room-temperature cream cheese until smooth. Add the sugar, lemon juice, and yogurt, and beat until thoroughly combined. You can use a hand mixer or beat by hand.

Step 6. When gelatin leaves absorb enough water (image below), melt them in the microwave and allow them to cool for 10 minutes. While waiting, whip the whipping cream in another bowl (bowl 2) until stiff peaks form. Be careful not to overbeat, as it may result in an overly firm and dehydrated texture.cherry cheesecake recipe

Step 7. Gently mix melted gelatine into bowl 1. Use folding techniques to incorporate the whipped cream from bowl 2 into the cream cheese mixture in bowl 1, using a spatula, until everything is well combined.

Step 8. Pour the filling onto the chilled crust in the mold. After filling a half of the mixture, add cherry puree then filling the second half and use a spatula to smooth the top. Refrigerate the cheesecake for at least 4 hours before proceeding to the next steps.cherry cheesecake recipe

Step 9 (optional). Continue by soaking the remaining gelatin for the mirror glaze, and melting it with a small amount of water in the microwave. Mix it thoroughly with the cherry juice. Finally, pour the glaze over the top of the cheesecake. Refrigerate the cheesecake for at least 1 more hour.

Once the cheesecake has set, remove it from the mold and slice it into desired portions. Serve chilled and enjoy!

Notes

  • Allow the cream cheese to come to room temperature before using. Avoid beating the cream cheese while it is still cold.
  • Don't pour hot gelatine liquid to cream mixture. Wait until it cools down a bit.
  • It's totally possible to adjust the amount of sugar to suit your taste preferences.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 120
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 247Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1.5gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 176mgCarbohydrates: 50gSugar: 13gProtein: 2g

Disclaimer: Nutrition information isn’t always accurate

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