Cheesecake comes in many forms. It can be topped with ingredients as diverse as chocolate, toffee, jello, fresh fruit and even savory ingredients. Sweet cheesecakes are the most common type and fresh fruit makes a wonderful topping.
When making a fresh fruit cheesecake, you will need to make the crust, the cheese layer and the topping. Cheesecake crusts can be chilled or baked. A very simple way to make a crust for your cheesecake is to combine cookie crumbs or wafer crumbs with melted butter, press the mixture into the base of a spring form pie tin and chill it in the refrigerator. As the butter chills it will set and this holds the crumbs together, to form the crust.
The next layer is the cream cheese layer and there are lots of different recipes for this. If you are making a baked cheesecake recipe, you will need to make a different kind of crust because the melted butter and crumb crust is designed for no-bake cheesecake recipes.
The cheese layer can be as savory or as sweet as you like. It is nice to have a very sweet crust and topping and a tart or tangy cheese layer. If you are using fresh fruit to top your cheesecake, perhaps you could make the cheese layer a bit sweeter, to contrast with the fresh fruit. Fruit is sweet, of course, but not sugary sweet like some other cheesecake toppings.
Using Jello as a Cheesecake Topping
Jello is very popular when it comes to cheesecake recipes. If you want to make a fresh fruit cheesecake, you will prepare the crust and cheese layer and then arrange your chosen fresh fruits over the top. You can simply use the fruit or you can add ice cream syrup, chocolate sprinkles, marshmallows or even jello. There are several reasons why jello is great to use with fresh fruit cheesecake recipes.
First of all, it adds a really nice flavor. If you are topping your cheesecake with raspberries and strawberries, you could combine raspberry and strawberry jello and pour this over the fruit to complement the taste. Jello also sets and holds the fruit in place. A third reason to use jello is that it looks great on cheesecakes. It is glossy, colorful and has a delicious flavor and texture.
Recipe for Easy Kiwi Cheesecake
This is an incredibly easy cheesecake recipe and it makes enough to serve six people. You can use any fresh fruit rather than the kiwis, if you prefer, and fresh berries are especially good. This cheesecake needs to chill for four hours so make it in plenty of time.
You will need:
- 1 readymade graham cracker crust
- 1/2 cup cold milk
- 1 package Dream Whip topping mix
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 lb cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 3 kiwis, peeled and cut into slices
Combine the whipped topping mix with the milk, and then add the cream cheese, vanilla essence and powdered sugar. Spoon this mixture over the readymade crust and chill it for four hours in the refrigerator. Arrange the kiwi slices over the top of the cheesecake and serve.How to Make Fresh Fruit Cheesecake Recipes
Out of all the cheesecake recipes, some of the very best ones feature a fresh fruit topping. You can use fresh fruit as it is or cover it with a layer of jello for delicious and impressive looking results.
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