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Strawberry Cheesecake

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Categories: Cakes/pies, Chocolate, Comfort Foods, Easter, Quick to fix, Sweet
Type: Desserts and Baked Goods

This no-bake cheesecake takes very little time to make

Prep Time: prep 15 mins, plus chilling

Serves: makes 8 servings

Ingredients:

  • 3 1 / 2 oz ( 100g) bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 1 / 4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 9oz ( 250g) mascarpone
  • grated zest and juice of 2 limes
  • 8oz ( 225g) strawberries
  • 3 tbsp confectioner's sugar, plus more for sifting
Strawberry Cheesecake photo

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Directions:

  1. Melt the chocolate and butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir in the cracker crumbs. Press firmly and evenly into the springform pan.
  2. Mash the mascarpone in a bowl with the lime zest and juice. Mix in the confectioner's sugar. Spread in the pan. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour to chill and set.
  3. Arrange the strawberries over the cheesecake. Sift confectioner's sugar over the top. Remove the sides of the pan, slice into wedges, and serve chilled.
Tips:
  • prep 15 mins, plus chilling

excerpted from:

Excerpted from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible.
Copyright © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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