Ms. Marge, with her blog post Rellenong Pusit (Stuffed Squid) on her blog, Pinoy Kitchenette.
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My post this week is a dessert which is pretty common, a no-bake cheesecake. I just presented it in a different way, though. lol. My sons (yeah, they did help) and I made Raspberry-Dragon Fruit No-bake Cheesecake.
1 1/2 c graham cracker crumbs
1/3 c brown sugar (i used muscovado sugar)
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (i used 1 tsp)
1/3 c melted butter
2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese
2 tsp lemon juice (i used 2 tbsp calamansi juice)
1/3 c white sugar
1 pint whipping cream ( i used 1 250ml very cold all purpose cream)
1 dragon fruit, chopped
1 can raspberries in heavy syrup
1 can whipped cream (spray) - optional
|some of the ingredients used were:|
upper left: dragon fruit
upper right: crust mixture
below: canned raspberries
Stir together the graham cracker crumbs, brown/muscovado sugar, and cinnamon. Add the melted butter then mix well. Set aside for a bit.
In another bowl, mix the cream cheese and lemon/calamansi juice until soft. Mix the cream and sugar well, then add that to the cream cheese mixture.
Press graham cracker mixture into wine glass, then top it off with the cream cheese mixture. Repeat. I made around two layers on a narrow-rimmed (but with a broad body) wine glass (not sure what it's called, really...burgundy glass?), then topped it off with the fruits and sprayed whipped cream on top. I used the syrup from the canned raspberry for added sweetness. The kids loved it. Yes, they couldn't wait...they just had to eat it immediately. :D
I assembled my cheesecake differently, though. I added the fruits first, then the cream cheese, then the graham cracker crumbs. Yes, added whipped cream, too. :)
Messy, but yummy! My sons and I had a fun time making our snack that afternoon. We had to use canned raspberries, of course, since we couldn't find fresh ones. Am not even sure if they grow around here! My initial reaction to the berries: tasted like medicine, but it was tolerable. Reminded me of the medicines I had to endure while growing up! lol. Good thing my sons loved the raspberry-dragon fruit combination. We will be making it again, soon. Maybe with another fruit combo this time. :)
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