Individual Strawberry and White Chocolate Cheesecakes #SundaySupper

I love cheesecake, so much so that for my wedding I ditched the traditional cake and went for cheesecake instead. So when I found out the theme for Sunday Supper was going to be Cheese, Cake and Cheesecake I knew I wanted to share a cheesecake recipe. My sister-in-law had given me a challenge a while ago to feature more pudding (what we call dessert in the UK) ideas that were quick to make. Most cheesecakes that I had made in the past took a lot of time and effort so I set about trying to find a recipe that would give that amazing taste without the work. I discovered this recipe from the Good Food Channel’s website and I noticed an ingredient that I hadn’t heard of before, Mascarpone.

Mascarpone is technically not a cheese it is a sort of Italian version of France’s crème fraîche, or a smoother, milder take on Britain’s clotted cream. I learned that mascarpone is actually the proper cream cheese for tiramisu, and as I have discovered it is incredible for cheesecake. After trying it in this dish I can’t wait to experiment with some of my cooked cheesecake recipes. I might not go back to using cream cheese to be honest.

This recipe satisfied both my requirements for a quick dessert and the my love of cheesecake, and it was like summer in your mouth. This will definitely be a yearly strawberry tradition for us. Don’t forget to check out the amazing recipes that everyone else is serving up.

Individual Strawberry and White Chocolate Cheesecakes

40g (3 Tbsp) unsalted butter
100g (3 oz) digestive biscuits
300g(10.5oz) strawberries
500g (16 oz) mascarpone
4 Tbsp icing sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
100g (3.5 oz) white chocolate, roughly chopped (make sure it isn’t cooking chocolate)
adapted from Good Food Channel


Place the biscuits into a food processor or I added the biscuits to my mortar and pestles, much easier to clean up.

Melt the butter in a small pan over a medium heat. Turn off the heat and tip the biscuits into the pan with the melted butter and mix well to combine.

Divide the biscuit mixture between 6 large ramekins or bowls (about 1cm layer of biscuit in each), pressing down well. Allow to chill in the fridge for 10 minutes.

Chop up the strawberries into quarters, set aside. Combine the mascarpone, icing sugar, vanilla extract and the white chocolate.

Spoon the mascarpone top of the biscuit bases, leveling off the surfaces.

Spoon the strawberries over and chill in the fridge until ready to serve.

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Individual Strawberry and White Chocolate Cheesecakes #SundaySupper
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Serves: 6
 

Ingredients
  • 40g (3 Tbsp) unsalted butter
  • 100g (3 oz) digestive biscuits
  • 300g(10.5oz) strawberries
  • 500g (16 oz) mascarpone
  • 4 Tbsp icing sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g (3.5 oz) white chocolate, roughly chopped (make sure it isn’t cooking chocolate)

Instructions
  1. Place the biscuits into a food processor or I added the biscuits to my mortar and pestles, much easier to clean up.
  2. Melt the butter in a small pan over a medium heat. Turn off the heat and tip the biscuits into the pan with the melted butter and mix well to combine.
  3. Divide the biscuit mixture between 6 large ramekins or bowls (about 1cm layer of biscuit in each), pressing down well. Allow to chill in the fridge for 10 minutes.
  4. Chop up the strawberries into quarters, set aside. Combine the mascarpone, icing sugar, vanilla extract and the white chocolate.
  5. Spoon the mascarpone on top the biscuit bases, leveling off the surfaces. Spoon the strawberries over and chill in the fridge until ready to serve.

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26 Responses to Individual Strawberry and White Chocolate Cheesecakes #SundaySupper

  1. Girl, these look fabulous! I’m so excited because I have all the ingredients! Can’t wait to make!

  2. Liz says:

    Oh, my, what a gorgeous, tempting dessert! I hope you saved one for me :)

  3. Oh yum, sounds delicious – I love berry and white chocolate cheesecakes!

  4. Renee says:

    I’ve saving this recipe for strawberry season. I can only imagine how awesome it would be with fresh picked strawberries.

  5. These are entirely spoonable! YUM!

  6. I’ve been on a total strawberry kick lately… these are perfect!

  7. I usually top my cheesecakes with strawberries, but the easy way of making these is wonderful. Great recipe, especially with mascarpone, which I love!

  8. I love that you uses mascarpone cheese! What a beautiful cheesecake!!

  9. I looooooove mascarpone cheese. This is a fabulously simple, light, delicious dessert.

  10. Mmmm, I love individual cheesecakes. Makes a great dessert even more special.

  11. What an easy dessert! I just recently started using Marscapone cheese so its great to have another way to use it.

  12. Diana @GourmetDrizzles says:

    I’ve never tried using Marscapone cheese, but just love the very sound of it! What a great dessert… especially such that everyone gets their own bundle of yumminess!

  13. Tara says:

    I love desserts with a big helping of fruit!!

  14. Mmmm…I love the switch-up with the Mascarpone, it sounds creamy, tangy, and delicious! And how fun to have cheesecake for your wedding instead of the “traditional” cake – love it!

  15. Sarah says:

    I’ll take 6 of these… thanks ;-)

  16. Mmmmmm, this is my kind of cheesecake!

  17. I’m with you girl! We had cheesecake at our wedding too. :) These simple ones look like a great fix for a craving!

  18. Kim Bee says:

    We had cheesecake at our wedding too. I love that.

    These are gorgeous. Love the combo of strawberry and white chocolate.

  19. Sending you my address for leftovers, Laura! ;)

  20. Looks so simple yet delicious. Have to give this a try

  21. This looks so good! I love that you had cheesecake for your wedding!

  22. Stacy says:

    These are little bowls of strawberry mascarpone wonderfulness! I love, love, love them! Pinning on my Recipes to Try board!

  23. Great post, Laura! Thank you for the fun fact about mascarpone being more of a clotted cream vs a cheese. Speaking of fun facts, how great that you had cheesecake at your wedding. What kind(s) did you have? Bravo for this current individual strawberry and white chocolate kind =)

  24. One of my favorite desserts! I really need to make this at home! Thanks for the recipe!

  25. Yay portion control and no bake! I can make these. It’s strawberry season here so my fridge overfloweth!

  26. This is such a wonderful idea for dessert (pudding). I can enjoy it for myself and control my portion! Brilliant!

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