My husband loves cheesecake, in fact it’s his favourite dessert and I love baking but in 20 years I had never made him a cheesecake – bad wife! So I finally decided to make him one when we were going camping…yeah odd time to make a cheesecake but we had recently bought a camping fridge and think I was excited to try it out. Of course, I was also packing for camping with a busy 3 year old at home so something had to give. At this point I channelled one of my good friends who likes to type ‘easy’ when she searches for recipes on google and so it was that I found what I think is one of the easiest cheesecakes to make.
I think what has put me off making cheesecake previously is the use of gelatine. However, this recipe uses Tarurua Cheesecake Filling which I imagine is only available in NZ but am sure if little old NZ has a cheesecake filling that most everywhere else would too.
I have since discovered that not all cheesecakes use gelatine and even been brave enough to make cheesecakes from scratch but if I am in a rush this is my go-to cheesecake.
Super easy cheesecake recipe
1 packet (200g) of biscuits – can be any flavour so go as crazy as you like or keep it traditional with plain buscuits – finely crushed in a kitchen whizz or the old fashioned way in a plastic bag with a rolling pin. A good stress release.
If I am going with a traditional cheesecake I might add some lemon rind to the base and/or about 1/3 cup coconut to the base. If adding coconut use a few less round wines.
Tararua cheesecake filling ( available in NZ, am sure other countries have this product if its made its way to little old NZ )
Any flavoured yoghurt
Anything else you like to add to cheesecake
If you crushed biscuits in a kitchen whizz add butter and lemon rind (if using) and mix, otherwise mix all ingredients in a bowl.
Press into a 20cm ( or 23cm depending on how deep you like your cheesecake ) spring form tin.
Soften Tarurua Cheesecake Filling as per instructions on the pack and this is the bit I like as it makes it go further, add up to 500gm of any flavour yoghurt. I was just adding plain greek style and then putting berries on the top ( to make it super easy I was using berry sauce ) but just recently I tried other flavoured yoghurts and it was delicious.
I have also recently added glace ginger to the base and lemon yoghurt to the cheesecake filling with lychees on the side.
I can see I am going to have a lot of fun trying out variations on this recipe.