Food Monday ~ Strawberry Cheesecake

While Niamh was here for the weekend earlier in the month I asked if she would like to share a favourite recipe with all of us.It sounds delicious.

Strawberry Cheesecake

6oz (150g) digestive biscuits
3oz butter or margarine
8oz (225g) Philadelphia cream cheese
1/2 pint cream
1 strawberry jelly
fresh strawberries to decorate (optional)
extra cream to decorate (also optional)


Crush the biscuits to resemble fine breadcrumbs. Melt butter and mix in the biscuit crumbs. Press the mixture into the base of a fluted quiche dish or a loose-bottomed 9-inch cake tin. Place in fridge to set.

Melt the jelly in the microwave with 1/4 pt water (or less). Cool slightly.

Meanwhile, whip the cream in a separate bowl until thick but not stiff.

Place the cheese in a clean bowl and beat in the jelly a little at a time. Fold in the whipped cream and pour mixture on top of biscuit base.

Place in fridge until set. Decorate with rosettes of whipped cream and sliced strawberries.

*I remember having a different version many years ago.I used a lime jelly and decorated it with sliced Kiwi.

13 thoughts on “Food Monday ~ Strawberry Cheesecake

  1. Grannymar

    @Baino – It is always handy to have an easy dessert in the repertoire for emergencies!

    @MikeTheWaiter – Welcome to the party. I am beginning to long for some strawberries right now.

  2. Niamh

    Hi all,
    Glad you liked the recipe 🙂 Chris- you should try it out it’s as yumas it sounds!

    Grannymar, thanks for posting it, I hope someone gets to make it from this!

  3. Grannymar Post author

    Siofra – Hi and welcome to my blog. I would slowly add the cooled jelly to the cream/cheese mixture until it is all folded through. I hope this helps. Enjoy!

  4. josie hillis

    Can cheese cakes be frozen (without the topping )as I have to use up 2 Kg cream cheese and I don’t think we could manage to eat that many.

  5. Grannymar Post author

    Josie – You can freeze cheesecakes if well wrapped and no decorations on top for 2-4 weeks and thaw them in the refrigerator.


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