A classic vanilla cheesecake with a refreshing fruit twist. This easy dessert is delicious served with a warm, sweet, strawberry compote.

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Ingredients (serves 8)

500g Good quality cream cheese
½ Pint double cream
100g Castor sugar
2 Vanilla pods
300g Digestive biscuits
150g  butter, melted
For the Compote:
1 x Punnet of berries of your choice
50g Sugar
50ml Water

Method:
1. Blend down the biscuits in a food processor or put into a food bag and bash with a rolling pin into crumbs. Mix with the melted butter and press into the base of a baking parchment lined 22cm spring base cake tin and set in the fridge.

2. Whip together the Cream and the sugar until you can form stiff peaks and set aside.

3. Split the Vanilla pod down the middle long ways and scrape out the seeds. Add together the cream cheese and the vanilla ensuring it is mixed well.

4. Fold in the Cream to the cream cheese mixture until it is all combined, place on to the biscuit base and put in the fridge for 1 hour.

5. Serve with a dollop of the fresh compote and berries.

For the Compote:
Put all ingredients into a saucepan (leave some berries aside for garnish) and simmer on a low heat for 10 minutes or until berries are broken down and mixture has a syrup consistency. Allow to cool for 30 minutes.

Nutritional content (per serving)

Calories 846 kcal
Saturated fat 43.6g
Polyunsaturated fat 2.8g
Monounsaturated fat 20.5g
Total fat 71.8g
Carbohydrate 47.6g
Sugar 26.9g
Protein 5.4g
Fibre 1.6g
Salt 1.34g

Page last reviewed on 14/09/2018

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