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Avocado Cheesecake: A green twist on a classic dessert

Incorporating avocados into your cheesecake not only adds a velvety texture but also boosts the dessert's nutritional profile.

Cheesecake, with its creamy texture and decadent flavour, is a beloved dessert around the world. But what if we told you there’s a way to take this classic treat to a whole new level of deliciousness and nutrition?

Enter Avocado Cheesecake, a dessert that combines the indulgence of cheesecake with the goodness of avocados.

Recipe compliments of The South African Avocado Growers’ Association.

Ingredients

  • 200 g tennis biscuits, crushed
  • 100g butter, melted
  • 2 packets lime or lemon flavoured jelly
  • 100 ml boiling water
  • 750g Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 2 large ripe avocados, pureed
  • 15 ml lemon juice
  • Mixed berries, sliced avocados, kiwi fruit and mint leaves to garnish

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Prepare the biscuit base by mixing the melted butter into the crushed biscuits.
  3. Press biscuit mixture into the bottom of a 23cm spring form pan.
  4. Place in the oven for 5-8 minutes to crisp the biscuits, remove and cool.
  5. Dissolve the jelly in boiling water. Whilst the jelly is dissolving, beat the cream cheese with the pureed avocado and the lemon juice until combined. Pour in the dissolved jelly.
  6. Pour the mixture into the spring form pan and allow to set overnight in fridge.
  7. To serve, release the cheesecake from spring form pan, garnish with mixed berries, avocado slices, mint leaves and kiwi fruit.

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