Feeling peachy? How about a having a cheesecake fit for royalty?
Peaches were the favorite fruit of the ancient Chinese Emperors, dating all the way back to the 10th century. While they may have lost their royal status now, the fruit certainly has not lost their popularity nor their exquisite taste which stars in home cook Ann’s No-Bake Peach Cheesecake recipe.
But don’t be intimidated by the noble cheesecake! This easy homemade recipe is straightforward, has no baking required, and has its most important ingredient and flavours all provided for by Del Monte Fresh Cut Peach Halves.
Fresh peaches can be hard to find and expensive to buy in Singapore, but Del Monte’s Fresh Cut Peach Halves is an affordable and excellent alternative for when you are craving for the sweet, delicate fruit. For this cheesecake recipe, Del Monte Fresh Cut Peach Halves is the key ingredient that gives the cheesecake its delicious peach flavor without breaking the bank.
So, look no further for the classiest dessert to impress your family and friends! This refined No-Bake Peach Cheesecake will reflect your inner elegance while flaunting your cooking skills.
Ingredients for the biscuit base: digestive biscuits and melted butter.
Ingredients for the cream cheese filling: peach syrup and halved peaches from Del Monte Fresh Cut Peach Halves, gelatin powder, cream cheese, icing sugar, plain yogurt, and lemon juice.
Ingredients for peach jelly filing: peach syrup and halved peaches from Del Monte Fresh Cut Peach Halves, water, sugar, agar agar powder, and gelatin powder.
Ingredients for decoration: peach slices from Del Monte’s canned peaches, raspberries, and mint leaves.
First, we will prepare the biscuit base of the cheesecake.
Put the digestive biscuits into a Ziplock bag and crush them into fine crumbs with a rolling pin.
Pour the crumbs into a bowl and add the melted butter. Stir to combine them well.
Line a springform pan with parchment paper and press the biscuit mixture onto the base of the pan, spreading it evenly.
Place the pan in the freezer to chill for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, we will prepare the cream cheese filling. Boil a pot of water and place a heatproof bowl over it.
Add the peach syrup from the Del Monte Fresh Cut Peach Halves can and the gelatin powder into the bowl and stir to combine.
When the gelatin has dissolved, remove the bowl from the pot and set aside to cool. Prepare a food processor for the next step and add in all the cream cheese filling ingredients including the gelatin mixture after it has cooled down slightly. Blend until smooth.
Pour half of the cream cheese filling into the springform pan and place it into the freezer to semi-set for 10-15 minutes. Keep the other half of the cream cheese filling for later.
While we let the first layer of cream cheese filling chill in the fridge, we will go on to prepare the peach jelly filling for the middle layer of the cake. Heat up a small saucepan and add the peach syrup, water, sugar, agar agar powder, and gelatin powder into the pot and bring it to a boil while stirring carefully. Ensure all the agar agar powder and gelatin powder are fully dissolved. Then remove from heat and leave it to cool for two minutes.
Slice each peach half into four pieces and arrange the pieces neatly on the cheesecake.
Then, gently pour the slightly cooled jelly filling over the peach slices and return the springform pan to the freezer to set for about five minutes.
Once the jelly has set, pour the remaining half of the cream cheese filling over the jelly layer of the cheesecake and place the cheesecake back in the freezer to freeze for another 10-15 minutes.
For the last step, garnish the cheesecake with peach slices, raspberries, and mint leaves as desired for a simple but elegant finish.
Lastly, chill the cheesecake in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight before serving.
#Tip: remember not to place the cheesecake back into the freezer as it will become too hard to serve!
Et voila! There you have a simple yet stunning Peach Cheesecake that is sure to make anyone who tries it feel like royalty. You may also pair the cheesecake with a fragrant floral tea or coffee for a relaxing afternoon tea.
Share with us your creation and how beautifully you have garnished the cheesecake if you do give this fail-proof recipe a go!
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