No bake peach cheesecake bites with digestive biscuit crust are delicious sweet treats!
When I saw cheesecakes for the first time in Ireland over 10 years ago I couldn’t understand why on Earth you would want to make a dessert using cheese in it! I thought they were using normal cheese like cheddar or similar! Yes! Forgive me for my lack of knowledge! It was a long time ago… When I tasted it I realized that it was similar to the cake that my mom makes a lot. This cake uses quark (tvaroh) in it. She would normally bake a sponge cake base and top it with a mix of quark and sugar and/or some fruit. It would be finished off with a thin layer of strawberry jelly and canned strawberries in winter (fresh ones in summer).
I have seen many cheesecake recipes so far and it is very interesting to see how the same idea of using cheese in cakes and desserts varies from country to country.
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In USA and Canada cream cheese is mostly used to make cheesecakes. Italians would go for ricotta, while countries like Germany, Poland, the Netherlands use quark which I guess is similar to tvaroh that is used in Slovakia (my home country) and the Czech Republic.
I am sure every single country has its own version of a cheesecake and also its own way of making it. Some people bake the whole cheese cake, some (like my mom) bake only the crust, others use a mix of crushed digestive biscuits & melted butter to form the bottom layer. Some recipes use gelatin to help the cheese mixture stay firm. Others add cream or condensed milk to the cheese as well.
It is fascinating to see all those recipes on the Internet and be able to try making them yourselves, isn’t it? You can experience new taste and texture! You can compare it with your favorite recipe! Is it better than yours? Will you make it again?
I for example like the no-bake cheese cake version way more than any baked version of a cheesecake even if it is only the base baked. I also prefer mini cheese cake bites rather than a large slice.
So let’s talk about these no bake cheesecake bites.
As you have already guessed from the title there is no baking required. All you have to do is crush some digestive or graham biscuits and mix them with melted butter. There! Your first layer is good to go – you just need a cake spring form pan or a cupcake tray if – like me – you want to have nice individual desserts!
Now for the cheesecake layer I used cream cheese, condensed milk, fresh peach & gelatin. Everything was mixed together and poured over the biscuit layer. Freeze until firm!
At last garnish with mint and a few peach slices and tadaaah! You are ready to serve this no bake dessert!
What about you? What cheesecake you like or make?
No Bake Peach Cheesecake Bites
- Put digestive biscuits in a zip-lock/plastic food bag. Close the bag and crush the biscuits with a rolling pin until you get fine crumbs. Transfer into a bowl.
- Melt the butter. Pour it over crushed biscuits. Mix well.
- Line a muffin tray with cupcake cases. Fill each case with 2-3 teaspoons of biscuit mixture and press down to form a firm and even base. Transfer them in your fridge.
- Meanwhile place chopped peach, cream cheese and condensed milk in a food processor and process until smooth. Dissolve the gelatin in 3 tablespoons of warm water and add to mixture. Give it another quick mix.
- Fill each cupcake case with cream cheese mixture. Freeze for 25 minutes or overnight.
- Optional: Garnish with a slice of peach.
- Serve with or without the paper cases.