Lorna's Tasty Treats

Cherry Cheesecake  
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Makes a large dish which will serve 8 people generously.

Preparation: 15 minutes

Dish: Use a large flan dish of about 25cm / 9 / 10 inch diameter


15 digestive biscuits

2 oz. / 50 g. soft margarine or butter

2 tablespoons golden syrup

200g packet of full fat soft cheese [such as Philadelphia or shop own-brand]

2 tablespoons icing sugar, sieved

Half teaspoon of vanilla essence

Small tub [150ml] whipping cream

Tin of cherry pie filling [or experiment with different fruit filling]



1. Put the digestive biscuits in a polythene bag and crush with a rolling pin [or use a food-processor and blitz to crumbs]

2. Put into a bowl, add the margarine or butter and blend in with fingers until mixture resembles crumbs.

3. Add the golden syrup and mix with a spoon until evenly combined.

4. Put into the flan dish and press into the base with the back of a spoon to flatten.

5. Put the soft cream cheese into a bowl, add the icing sugar and vanilla essence and mix with a spoon until thoroughly combined.

6. Whip the cream and add to the cheese mixture, folding it in until it is thoroughly mixed in. Pile on top of the crumb base, leaving a slight gap around the edge.

7. Top with the cherry pie filling, and refrigerate for a few hours before serving to set the base and to allow the flavours to mellow.


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