Slice of New Zealand Kiw cheesecake

Kiwi as You Go: A Refreshing New Zealand Cheesecake Slice Recipe

Embark on a culinary adventure to the land of the long white cloud with this irresistible cheesecake slice recipe. Inspired by the vibrant flavours of New Zealand, this dessert is a delightful symphony of textures and tastes.

A buttery biscuit base provides a sturdy foundation for a luscious layer of creamy cheesecake, crowned with a tangy kiwi topping that bursts with refreshing sweetness.

This cheesecake slice is not only a treat for the taste buds but also a feast for the eyes.
The vibrant green hue of the kiwi topping adds a touch of elegance to the dessert, making it perfect for any occasion.

Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or simply indulging in a sweet treat, this cheesecake slice is sure to impress.

Slice of New Zealand Kiw cheesecake

Easy Kiwi Cheesecake Slice Recipe: A Refreshing Delight

Shane Lowry
Indulge in a refreshing taste of New Zealand with this easy kiwi cheesecake slice recipe.
This delightful treat is perfect for any occasion.
Explore the step-by-step instructions and enjoy a slice of heaven.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Easiest Dessert Recipes & Tempting Dessert Ideas
Cuisine New Zealand
Servings 12 generous cheesecake slices
Calories 66 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Biscuit Base:

  • 150 g 5 oz plain biscuits, crushed (Nice, plain wine or digestive biscuits)
  • 50 g 2 oz unsalted butter, melted

For the Cheesecake Filling:

  • 300 g 10.5 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 100 g 3.5 oz granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs

For the Kiwi Topping:

  • 4 large kiwifruits peeled and mashed
  • ¼ cup 60 ml heavy cream
  • ¼ cup 60 ml icing (powdered) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the Biscuit Base:
    Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). Line an 8x8-inch baking dish with parchment paper.

    In a medium bowl, combine the crushed biscuits and melted butter.
    Press the mixture evenly into the prepared baking dish.
    Bake for 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
    Set aside to cool completely.
  • Make the Cheesecake Filling:
    In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth and creamy.
    Gradually add the sugar, vanilla extract, and eggs, beating well after each addition.
    Pour the cheesecake filling over the cooled biscuit base.
  • Bake the Cheesecake:
    Bake the cheesecake for 30-35 minutes, or until the centre is set.
    Remove from the oven and let cool completely before refrigerating for at least 4 hours.
  • Create the Kiwi Topping:
    In a medium bowl, combine the mashed kiwifruits, heavy cream, powdered sugar, and lime juice.
    Whisk until smooth and creamy.
  • Assemble the Cheesecake Slice:
    Spread the kiwi topping evenly over the chilled cheesecake.
    Refrigerate for an additional 30 minutes before slicing and serving.

Notes

Recipe Tips:
  • For a smoother cheesecake filling, ensure the cream cheese is at room temperature before beating.
  • To prevent cracks in the cheesecake, let it cool completely before refrigerating.
  • For a decorative touch, garnish the cheesecake slices with fresh kiwi slices or mint leaves.

Recipe Variations:

  • Replace the kiwi topping with other seasonal fruits, such as strawberries, raspberries, or mangoes.
  • Add a swirl of chocolate ganache or caramel sauce to the cheesecake filling for a decadent twist.
  • For a richer flavour, use full-fat cream cheese instead of light cream cheese.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Enjoy the cheesecake slices as a light dessert after a meal.
  • Pair the cheesecake slices with a cup of tea or coffee for an afternoon treat.
  • Serve the cheesecake slices at your next dinner party or potluck.

Conclusion:

This New Zealand-inspired cheesecake slice is a delightful treat that is sure to please everyone at the table.
The combination of creamy cheesecake, tangy kiwi topping, and buttery biscuit base is simply irresistible.
So, grab your ingredients, preheat your oven, and get ready to embark on a culinary adventure to the land of the long white cloud.
Keyword cheesecake, desserts

1 Comment

  1. 5 stars
    Although this recipe takes a while, it is scrumptious and well worth the time

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