Pineapple Cheesecake

Ingredients

225 g ginger biscuits

100 g butter

100 g cream cheese

100 g crushed pineapple

50 g fine granulated castor sugar

15 ml lemon juice

50 ml water

15 g powdered gelatin

150 ml double heavy thick cream

4 pineapple rings

6 glace’ cherries

angelica to decorate

One

Crush the ginger biscuits.  This is done by placing them in a paper or greaseproof paper bag. Secure the end and flatten with a heavy rolling-pin (or, use your imagination and use whatever for flattening)

Two

Place the crushed biscuits in a basin. Heat the butter in a saucepan and mix well with the melted butter.

Three

Spread the biscuit mixture over the base of a 20 cm diameter shallow loose-bottomed cake tin.

Four

Blend together the cream cheese, crushed pineapple and sugar and then stir in the lemon juice.

Five

Warm the water and dissolve the gelatin. Stir well until it is dissolved.  Cook a little, then add to the cream cheese mixture.

Six

Whip the cream until stiff and fold in with a metal spoon. Pour the cheesecake mixture over the biscuit base and level off the top. Chill in the fridge for about 3 hours, until firm and set.

Seven

Remove the cheesecake from the mould and place on an attractive serving plate.

Eight

Cut the pineapple rings into chunks and slice the glace’ cherries in half.  Slice the angelica to make two thin ‘stems’ and four diamond-shaped leaves.

Nine

Next, make two flowers using the pineapple chunks as ‘petals’, the cheery centres and the angelica ‘stems’ and ‘leaves’. Arrange these flowers on the top of the cheesecake. Place the remaining pineapple and cherries alternately around the base to form a decorative border.

~ENJOY~

This serves 6

Tip

You can use curd cheese instead of cream cheese in this recipe.  To give it a more lemony sharper flavour, add a little grated lemon rind.

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Comments
10 Responses to “Pineapple Cheesecake”
  1. Nichole says:

    LOVE CHEESECAKE! No need to say anything else.

  2. Bibi says:

    I am not a big fan of cheesecakes, but I love fruity cheesecake. This one sounds like a winner to me.

  3. Carla Royal says:

    mmmm! Sounds delicious! Double, heavy, thick cream. Doesn’t get any better than that!

  4. Alexandria says:

    i loooove cheesecake & i loooove pineapple! a must try for sure.

  5. Alexis Grace says:

    Pineapple cheesecake—– hmmm… this is something new!

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