Monday, April 28, 2008

Easy Peach Cheesecake

27 April 2008

Have been looking for an easy cheesecake recipe recently. Something that is simple to make and using ingredients that I have on hand and also do not need to add gelatine. I was searching using google and found this website that has a collection of cheesecake recipes. At first, I was skeptical about using recipes from website like this, which do not have personal reviews about the taste. But I'm glad that I have tried!


I chose the Mango Cheesecake, replacing mango with canned peach slices and peach flavoured yogurt. This recipe is extremely easy to make. It took like only about 1.5 hours to finish everything. I didn't even use an electric mixer, just mix everything by hand only.


However, it was kind of disastrous when I tried to take the cake out of the tin after chilling in the refrigerator. As I did not have any springform cake tin, I just used an ordinary cake tin. Worst of all, I did not use any aluminium foil to line the tin. As a result, I ruined the whole cake when trying to remove it from the cake tin. I just managed to salvage this one and only piece that look okay for me to take photographs. The rest I can only described as 惨不忍睹. The whole cake has been broken into several pieces. :(


Supposed to fold half of the peaches into the cream cheese mixture and leave the remaining for topping. I accidentally added everything into the cream cheese and resulted in lots of peaches in the cream cheese layer. Looks good yah... ;) It is very very delicious with the extra peaches. Yummy! :)

Easy Peach Cheesecake (I halved the recipe for 6 inch round tin)
(Recipe from My Cheesecake Recipes, slightly modified)

Ingredients
Base:
60g digestive biscuits
30g butter, melted

Filling:
125g cream cheese, softened
30g caster sugar
1 egg
200g canned peach slices (leave some for topping, but I accidentally added all into cream cheese!)
100g peach yogurt

Method
Base:
1. Crush biscuits in a food processor or with the end of a rolling pin.
2. Add melted butter and stir well to combine.
3. Press into the base of a 6 inch springform cake tin. Refrigerate until set (I chill for 30 minutes).

Filling:
1. Beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
2. Add egg and mix well.
3. Chop half of the peaches into small pieces and fold into cream cheese mixture together with the yogurt.
4. Pour into chilled base and bake at 180C for 25-30 minutes or until firm. Allow to cool in oven with door slightly ajar. Refrigerate when completely cool.
5. Top with peach slices and serve.

21 comments:

  1. This cake looks very inviting! Springform pan very expensive :( I got my 20" loose bottom pan about $5.50 from a provision shop somewhere near my house.

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  2. Hi SSB,
    My Piggy gal will love this Peach Cheesecake. Am going to bake this for her this weekend.Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. Hi myhomekitchen, thanks for telling me that! I think I will need to look for a loose bottom pan. If not all my cheescakes will look horrible. ;)

    Hi elinluv, can't wait to see you post on that. I hope you all will like it. :)

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  4. Even though u didn't managed to get the whole cake nicely cut out from the picture shown i am sure it taste great.... :) especially with those extra juicy peach.

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  5. Haha..I have baked it and it turned out very nice. I used mangoes since I have some in the fridge :) All the Piggies loved it and I have posted it up too. Can't wait till the weekend to bake it :P . Thanks so much for ur recipe. Thumbs up.

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  6. Hi ellena, it really tastes great with the extra peach. Sometimes mistakes can turn into something good. ;)

    Hi elinluv, thanks for trying out this recipe. I'm glad that you all love it. :)

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  7. That's not an accident or a boo-boo, it's a stroke of a genius! One can't complain of having too many peaches. :D

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  8. Thanks Rei! Yeah, it will taste even better if topped with some whipped cream. :)

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  9. Hi SSB,

    Just the kind of cake I like (no need mixer) and low fat (use so little cheese and also use yogurt) .. must wait till i can get the "light" version of phil cheese before i can try this.

    hmm yummy peach cake.

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  10. Hi Sherlyn,

    Yes, I like it very much too. Easy steps, little washing up, and save money (cheese very expensive now). Haha!

    You can try mango cheesecake too.

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  11. I like the photo taken from the top.

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  12. hmmm.. it looks good!
    haha but i feel that the filing's too little =(

    can b fatter! heh heh

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  13. Thanks bAliDiAN! Not enough? Then grab more pieces lor. Hehe... :)

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  14. Hi SSB,
    Today I finally baked this appetizing and really delicious cake.
    I used a baking paper to line the tin and all is well. My kids love the cheesecake. I trusted your recipes very much. My first try was the Apple Crumble Pie and well, it was so, so successful.... Thank you for your sharing.

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  15. Hi, I'm so happy to know that you like the recipes I have posted here. I remember I like this cheesecake very much too. I would really like to try out the original mango cheesecake cos I love mangoes very much! :)

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  16. hi, i would to ask wats the texture of the cake like after baking? is it meant to be soft like jelly inside but the top layer is firm or the top and inside layer solid like those non-baked cheesecake?

    cos i baked mine and after baking for abt 30mins, i find it is very soft in the inside (look like jelly)but top layer is firm up. i wondering is this the correct way?

    now i am refrigerating it and i really hope it can firm up so that later is eaasier for me to cut...my first time doing and is meant for my friend birthday.

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  17. Hi Yulan, unfortunately I don't quite remember the texture of the cake as this was done more than 2 years ago. From the photos, I think they were indeed soft like mousse cake and not like the baked cheesecake. It is best to serve chilled. I hope you and your friend will like this cheesecake!

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  18. fantastic cheesecake.. I did add 3/4 cup flour n bake it for 1 hr in water bath n sit it in the oven for another 30mins with door slightly open.. It comes out like new york cheesecake texture.. Very nice!! All my guests luv it!

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  19. Fantastic recipes.. I added 3/4 cup all purpose flour n bake 1hr covered with aluminium foil in water bath (used boiling water)n sit in the oven for 30 mins with door alightly ajar (power off) before chilling in the fridge.. The texture would be like new york cheescake and its easy to turn out of the baking pan once cooled.. Remember to place baking sheet in the bottom of the baking pan.. I used alot of peaches n the cake still turn out nice n firm..

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  20. Glad that you like it. I would also like to try your method too. Sounds great! :)

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