As these cheesecakes are based on pre-made ingredients and do not require baking they are also quick and simple to make, but look fantastic when you serve them.
Perfect for the harried host or hostess.
Raspberry Cheesecake in a GlassServes: 6
Ingredients:250g (9 oz) fresh raspberries
300g (2/3 lb) full-fat cream cheese
250g (9 oz) mascarpone cheese
175ml (3/4 cup) double cream
100g (4 oz) icing sugar
2 tsp vanilla paste or vanilla extract
3 tbsp Pimm's
juice of 1 orange
20 Amaretti biscuits
Method:In a bowl, mix half the raspberries with a splash of water then stir in icing sugar to taste. Purée by passing through a sieve then set aside.
Whisk together the cream cheese with the mascarpone cheese, double cream, icing sugar, vanilla, Pimm's and orange juice until just smooth (do not over-beat or it will begin to stiffen).
Coarsely crush the biscuits. Reserve 2 tbsp then divide the remainder between 6 dessert glasses. Spoon over the purée then top with most of the remaining whole strawberries (reserve a few for garnish).
Divide the cream cheese mix between the glasses then scatter over the reserved biscuits and garnish with the reserved raspberries.
Chill in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours before serving. These can actually be made the day before and stored in the refrigerator and are great for parties and barbecues.
Allow to warm to room temperature for 10 minutes before serving.