Thursday, 9 July 2015

easy sweets: no bake cheesecake

On Monday I promised I'd post my Fourth of July dessert for you. Here is what you will need for this very Summer appropriate cheesecake:

  • 8oz of graham crackers -- biscuits for you Brits 
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • salt
  • 2 bars of cream cheese (8oz each), room temperature 
  • 3/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 cup greek yogurt (full fat)
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy cream, whipped
  • 2 cups fresh summer berries or enough to decorate your cake




1. In a food processor, pulse graham crackers until finely ground (you should have about 2 cups). Add butter, 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon salt; pulse until combined. Press crumbs evenly onto the bottom and 1 inch up the sides of a 9-inch springform pan. 

2. In a large bowl and using an electric mixer on high, beat cream cheese until fluffy, 3 minutes. Add confectioners' sugar, yogurt, vanilla, and a pinch of salt; beat until smooth. With a rubber spatula, fold in whipped cream. Pour cream cheese mixture into crust and smooth top. Cover and refrigerate until firm, at least 8 hours (or overnight).

3. Once the cake is set, run a knife around edge of cake; release sides to remove from pan. Top with berries arranging them as you wish.
You can watch a video on how to make this cheesecake with all of the steps here. You can find more festive recipes on MarthaStewart.com -- she's good like that.







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