Cherry-Blueberry Summer Cheesecake
 
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Serves: 12
INGREDIENTS
FOR THE CRUST:
  • 2 cups / 150 g vanilla wafers (or digestive cookies)
  • ½ stick of butter
FOR THE CAKE:
  • 16oz / 500g (2 packs) cream cheese
  • 1 cup drained greek yogurt
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 0.5 cups pureed blueberries
  • 0.5 cups pureed cherries
FOR THE MERINGUE:
  • 1 egg white
  • 30g sugar
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. I used a 6 inch x 3 inch cheesecake pan because I like tall cakes, I just think it looks prettier. But you can use an 8 inch pan or an even bigger one and just make a flatter cake. I suggest lining the pan with parchment paper on the sides so the cake is easier to remove from the pan once its ready.
  2. Start by crumbling the wafers/cookies in a food processor and melting the butter in the microwave.
  3. Mix the cookie crumbles and the butter and pour the crumble mixture into the cake pan. Using a tarte tamper, press the crumbles down to get a flat cake bottom.
  4. Combine the drained greek yogurt, the cream cheese and the fruit purees into the bowl of your stand mixer and mix on low speed until combined.
  5. Add the powdered sugar and beat on medium speed for about 1-2 minutes until creamy.
  6. Pour the cheesecake batter onto the cookie bottom and freeze the cake for at least 6 hours, or overnight, and remove about 20-30 minutes before serving.
  7. Beat the egg white to soft peaks. Then add the sugar teaspoon by teaspoon every 30 seconds while beating.
  8. Once all your sugar is incorporated, keep beating on medium high speed for 5 minutes.
  9. Spread the meringue on your cake, top with berries and serve!
Recipe by Sugary & Buttery at http://www.sugaryandbuttery.com/2013/06/cherry-blueberry-summer-cheesecake.html