Cook with M&S: No-bake strawberry and passionfruit cheesecake
Celebrating English berry season
English berry season is well and truly upon us! Did you know that seasonal berries (think strawberries, raspberries, cherries, plums etc.) grow better in the south of England than anywhere else in the country? It’s no wonder they taste so damn sweet at this time of year. I have really fond memories of foraging for blackberries with my Nan when I was much younger, and licking the berry juice from my fingers as it tasted so sweet! We’d then take them back home, boil up a huuuge pot of jam and make them into jam tarts.
Marks and Spencer are currently celebrating the season of sweet, local produce and *invited me to join in the fun by having a go at their no-bake strawberry and passionfruit cheesecake. Super easy to follow, and minimal on ingredients, I think it’s one of the best desserts I’ve ever made! And it went down very well at home, too.
The worst part is the wait for it to set!
Recipe | Prep time: 30 mins | Chill time: 4hrs+
500g cream cheese
200ml double cream
200g digestive biscuits
100g icing sugar
100g unsalted butter (I used salted 🤫)
1tsp vanilla essence
- Line a round baking tin with baking parchment.
- Place the digestives in a plastic food bag and bash with a rolling pin until you have fine crumbs.
- Melt the butter in a bowl; pour in the biscuit crumbs and combine.
- Transfer to your baking tin and press down into a firm and even base; place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Beat the cream cheese, vanilla essence and icing sugar in a mini bowl until smooth; add the double cream and fold in.
- Juice the three limes and grate the zest of two. Fold in to the cheesecake mixture.
- Take the biscuit base out of the fridge and spoon the cheesecake filling evenly across the base.
- Cover and chill for 3-4 hours – or until firm.
- Slice and arrange your strawberries over the top of the cheesecake.
- Cut the passionfruits and extract the pulp of each; spoon over your strawberry arrangement et voila!
The full recipe and nutritional information can be found on the Cook with M&S site.
What’s your favourite seasonal berry recipe? Let me know in the comments, or tag me in your Insta photos!
*This post was written in collaboration with Marks & Spencer, and the ingredients were provided to me free of charge in exchange for posting. Rest assured, it’s bloody delicious!