Fruits of The Forest Cheesecake, a wonderful no bake creamy fruity cheesecake on a crispy buttery cookie base. Use fresh or frozen berries for this easy recipe

Fruits of The Forest Cheesecake, a wonderful no bake creamy fruity cheesecake on a crispy buttery cookie base. Use fresh or frozen berries for this easy recipe


Fruits of The Forest Cheesecake. Oh my goodness! if you're a fan of berries then this is the cheesecake for you!

Fruits of the Forest berries are usually made up of small soft fruits, such as blackcurrants, redcurrants, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and so on.

Generally, the combination of these berries can often have a sharp flavor, a little sour, so when you're preparing anything using these berries, I always suggest having a taste for sweetness/sourness and you can then add any extra sugar if needed.

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Fruits of The Forest Dessert. A wonderful no bake dessert and easy to make too! You can use fresh or frozen berries. You choose!

You can make up your own combination of berries, or if possible, get a bag of frozen fruits of the forest berries so they're already combined for you!

I've made this fruits of the forest cheesecake recipe very easily, and it takes no effort at all. It's no bake so the only thing you will need is a little patience at the end to allow it to chill for a few hours before slicing.

The color is so pretty, and you can garnish the top of your cheesecake with a few berries of your choice too.

So let's get straight t the recipe and see how we make this delicious no-bake fruits of the forest cheesecake. Please enjoy!

Fruits of The Forest Dessert. A wonderful no bake dessert and easy to make too! You can use fresh or frozen berries. You choose!

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

4 Hours refrigeration

Yield

6 servings

You will need

8-9 inch cake round tin. Springform or one where the base comes out. (You need to be able to get the pie out without damaging it.)

Ingredients

The Base

2 1/2 oz or 75 g butter
8 oz or 220 g Digestive Biscuits (cookies, see below) or Honey Graham Crackers

The Filling

7 fl oz or 200 ml fresh whipping cream
7 oz or 200 g cream cheese (room temperature)
3 1/2 oz or 100 g of your favorite berries fresh or frozen
2 Tablespoons Icing sugar / powdered sugar (optional)
***Hold back 1 tablespoon berries & 1 tablespoon of digestive crumbs for the garnish if you wish.

*For US friends, you can buy Digestive cookies from Meijer's, Job Lots, Walmart, Dollar Tree, World Market, in the cookie or International section. Please do try to use digestive biscuits in your recipe as it will make a difference in the base.

Instructions

1. Cut out some parchment paper and line the base of the tin.

If you are using a springform tin, I clip the parchment paper in & lock the tin. Then cut the excess paper off.

Cheesecake Base

2. If you are using frozen berries, dry them off after defrosting with kitchen paper

3. Place all your digestives / Graham Crackers in a zippy bag,

Cheesecake Base

and using a rolling pin bash them until they become fine crumbs.

Cheesecake Base

Mash the berries or put them in a blender to smooth. If you don't like the seeds, pass the mashed berries through a sieve.

Fruits of The Forest Dessert, pureeing fruits

3. In a mixing bowl (large enough to hold the digestives) melt the butter for 30 seconds in the microwave. It should be liquid. If not, heat for a further 10 seconds, or until it has completely melted. Add the crumbled digestives to the butter and mix very well until it is all incorporated.

Cheesecake Base

4. Lightly (vegetable) oil the base of your tin if using a large tin. Transfer the digestives mixture to the baking pan.

5. Use the bottom of a glass or other object and compress the digestives mixture as much as possible.

Cheesecake Base

The harder it is the less likely it will come apart when you take it out of the pan. Use the back of your hand and go along the edges pushing the mix down and compressing.

Cheesecake Base

6. Add the icing / powdered sugar (if using) to the cream and whip up until just before stiff. Add the cream cheese and mix in well. Add your blended fruits but keep 2 tablespoons back for garnish if you would like, and mix until everything is incorporated.

7. Brush the side of the tin all around with some vegetable oil or spray to prevent the pie from sticking then add the filling just like in the photo below.

8. Use a spatula and carefully smooth the surface of the mixture.  Place in the fridge for 4 hours MINIMUM. When ready to serve you can decorate the top or leave it plain. the choice is yours!

Fruits of The Forest Dessert, add filling


Some Tips:
-If you are worried the pie has not set, place in the freezer for 60 minutes before you are ready to serve it, and then remove from the tin and cut whilst it is still cold.

-It is easier to cut 'clean' slices if you use a very sharp knife under hot water first, and cut straight through the pie.

-If you want to achieve a smooth finish on the top of the pie, use a long bladed flat rounded knife, dip in a glass of hot water and smooth the surface and sides.

In the photo below, I chose to use some mini baking tins and decorated the tops with a sprinkling of the base and a few berries. So they were individual mini fruits of the forest cheesecakes!

Fruits of The Forest Cheesecake, a wonderful no bake creamy fruity cheesecake on a crispy buttery cookie base. Use fresh or frozen berries for this easy recipe
Fruits of The Forest Cheesecake, a wonderful no bake creamy fruity cheesecake on a crispy buttery cookie base. Use fresh or frozen berries for this easy recipe

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Fruits of The Forest Dessert. A wonderful no bake dessert and easy to make too! You can use fresh or frozen berries. You choose!

Fruits Of The Forest Cheesecake

Yield: 6 - 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes

Fruits of The Forest Cheesecake, a wonderful no bake creamy fruity cheesecake on a crispy buttery cookie base. Use fresh or frozen berries for this easy recipe

Ingredients

The Base

  • 2 1/2 oz or 75 g butter
  • 8 oz or 220 g Digestive Biscuits (cookies, see below) or Honey Graham Crackers

The Filling

  • 7 oz fl or 200 ml fresh whipping cream
  • 7 oz or 200 g cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3 1/2 oz or 100 g of your favourite berries fresh or frozen
  • 2 Tablespoons Icing sugar / powdered sugar, optional

Instructions

  1. Cut out some parchment paper and line the base of the tin.
  2. If you are using frozen berries, dry them off after defrosting with kitchen paper
  3. Mash the berries or put them in a blender to smooth. If you don't like the seeds, pass the mashed berries through a sieve. Place all your digestives / Graham Crackers in a zippy bag, and using a rolling pin bash them until they become fine crumbs.

** If you are using a spring form tin, I clip the parchment paper in & lock the tin. Then cut the excess paper off.

  1. In a mixing bowl (large enough to hold the digestives) melt the butter for 30 seconds in the microwave. It should be liquid. If not, heat for a further 10 seconds, or until it has completely melted. Add the crumbed digestives to the butter and mix very well until it is all incorporated.
  2. Lightly (vegetable) oil the base of your tin if using a large tin. Transfer the digestives mixture to the baking pan.
  3. Use the bottom of a glass or other object and compress the digestives mixture as much as possible. The harder it is the less likely it will come apart when you take it out of the pan. Use the back of your hand and go along the edges pushing the mix down and compressing.
  4. Add the icing / powdered sugar (if using) to the cream and whip up until just before stiff. Add the cream cheese and mix in well. Add your blended fruits but keep 2 tablespoons back for garnish if you would like, and mix until everything is incorporated.
  5. Brush the side of the tin all around with some vegetable oil or spray to prevent the pie from sticking then add the filling just like in the photo below.
  6. Use a spatula and carefully smooth the surface of the mixture. Place in the fridge for 4 hours MINIMUM.
  7. When ready to serve you can decorate the top or leave it plain. the choice is yours!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 455Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 229mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 1gSugar: 30gProtein: 4g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate

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