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.

27 thoughts on “Individual Strawberry and White Chocolate Cheesecakes #SundaySupper

  • March 3, 2013 at 11:24 am
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    Oh, my, what a gorgeous, tempting dessert! I hope you saved one for me 🙂

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  • March 3, 2013 at 2:31 pm
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    I’ve saving this recipe for strawberry season. I can only imagine how awesome it would be with fresh picked strawberries.

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  • March 3, 2013 at 4:45 pm
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    I usually top my cheesecakes with strawberries, but the easy way of making these is wonderful. Great recipe, especially with mascarpone, which I love!

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  • March 3, 2013 at 9:20 pm
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    What an easy dessert! I just recently started using Marscapone cheese so its great to have another way to use it.

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  • March 3, 2013 at 10:32 pm
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    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!

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  • March 3, 2013 at 11:42 pm
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    I love desserts with a big helping of fruit!!

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  • March 3, 2013 at 11:59 pm
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    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!

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  • March 4, 2013 at 5:21 am
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    We had cheesecake at our wedding too. I love that.

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

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  • March 4, 2013 at 4:55 pm
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    These are little bowls of strawberry mascarpone wonderfulness! I love, love, love them! Pinning on my Recipes to Try board!

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  • March 5, 2013 at 8:41 am
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    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 =)

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  • March 6, 2013 at 5:41 pm
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    This is such a wonderful idea for dessert (pudding). I can enjoy it for myself and control my portion! Brilliant!

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