Who doesn’t love a slice of cheesecake? We certainly love this one, made using juicy mango, oaty biscuits and MERA cream cheese and it’s ready in just half an hour – perfect. This is a Tropical twist on a classic dessert, a great recipe to try because it’s quick and simple to prepare! Enjoy 🙂

 

INGREDIENTS:                                                      

                                                                                                                  Quantity               

Crust

Graham crackers, crushed                                                                  150 grams

Granulated sugar                                                                                  15 grams

Melted butter                                                                                         90 grams

 

U.S. Cream Cheese Filling

MERA cream cheese, softened                                                          500 grams

Granulated sugar                                                                                  130 grams

Water                                                                                                      40 ml

Mango juice or puree                                                                          60 ml

Unflavored gelatin                                                                               15 grams

Yellow food color, optional                                                                 as desired

Heavy cream                                                                                          300 ml

Diced ripe mangoes, optional                                                            as desired

 

For Garnish

More ripe mango                                                                                  as desired

Neutral or apricot glaze                                                                       as needed

Mint leaf                                                                                                  as needed

 

Baking Utensils

Weighing Scale, Mixing Bowls, Spoon, Rubber Scraper, Round or Square Pan/Mould, Mixer and Pastry Brush

 

DIRECTIONS:

1. To make the crust – mix together all ingredients.  Press into a 23-cm square pan. Chill for 10 to 15 minutes.

2. To make the filling – beat together cream cheese and sugar until smooth and    creamy.

3. Combine water and mango juice (or puree) in a small bowl.  Sprinkle gelatin over liquid and set aside for 5 to 10  minutes.  Melt in a microwave oven or over simmering water.  Stir in the hot gelatin into cream cheese mixture and the yellow food color, if desired.

4. Meanwhile, whip the heavy cream until soft peak stage. Fold in the whipped cream, then the mango cubes, if desired.

5. Chill to set. Loosen cheesecake from  pan. Top with more mangoes, if desired.

6. Brush cheesecake with gel glaze. Garnish with mint leaf.

 

Courtesy of CHEF JILL SANDIQUE of http://www.usdec.org/