White Chocolate Cheesecake with Blueberry Coulis Recipe

Just naming it makes me drool... cheesecake and red fruits... sounds good and tastes even better! It's one of my favourite cakes, it doesn't need an oven and it can be eaten cold... it's a delight!


It didn't take an awful lot of time to think this one over. I discovered a mixed berry coulis cheesecake recipe quite recently and simply changed the main ingredient.


Of course, if you like a richer cream cheese mix then simply increase the recipe volume by 25%.  Enjoy!

Prep Time: 30 mins
Chill Time: 6 hours (though overnight would be best)
Serves: 8

Ingredients:
Biscuit base:
150g digestive biscuits
60g butter
1 tbsp demarara sugar

Cheesecake topping:
200g white chocolate
250g full-fat mascarpone cheese
300ml double cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
250g fresh or frozen blueberries
1 tbsp icing sugar

For the compote:
250g fresh or frozen blueberries
1 tbsp caster sugar

Instructions: 

1. Butter the base of an 8 inch spring-form tin and line with a disc of baking paper.

2. Crush the biscuits in a freezer bag/plastic bag or simply throw them into an electric blender.

3. Melt the butter in a pan and add the crushed digestive biscuits. Stir to coat the biscuits with the melted butter. Remove from heat and press the butter and biscuit mix onto the base of the spring-form tin. Put in the fridge and leave to set for an hour.

4. Break the white chocolate into a separate bowl and sit it on top of a pot of simmering water. Stir until melted. Leave to cool down for 10 minutes or so.

5. Tip the mascarpone cheese into a bowl. Gradually stir in the cream with a spatula.  Add the vanilla extract and continue stirring until smooth.

6. For the coulis, place half of the blueberries into a small blender. Add the icing sugar and blitz until runny. Press through a sieve to remove the skins and the pulp.

7. Pour the melted chocolate into the bowl with mascarpone mixture and combine.

8. Remove biscuit base from fridge and spoon white chocolate and mascarpone mix on top.
Smooth the top and return to fridge and allow to chill.

9. To serve, spread the blueberry coulis on top of cheesecake and scatter with remaining half of blueberries. Run a  knife around edges of spring-form tin and release the cheesecake.