If you haven’t been able to tell, I am a HUGE fan of dessert. I’ll try pretty much anything and am constantly experimenting with new flavors for a new combination. Recently we were given Kiwi Berries in our CSA delivery. I wasn’t really sure what they would taste like and what they could be cooked in. After a little bit of research, I determined that mostly Kiwi Berry is a fruit that’s made into jam or eaten raw when ripe. I’m not a fan of jam and after trying one of them, I looked for a new way of incorporating them into dinner. I considered slow roasting them with meat, but frankly just wanted dessert that night. You can certainly substitute a different kind of berries or fruit to go with this.
No-Bake Cheesecake w/Kiwi Berry4 servings
30 minutes to prep
· 1 cup of Kiwi Berry
· ½ granulated Sugar
· 1 cup Confectioner’s Sugar (divided)
· 1 pint Heavy Cream (about 2 cups, divided)
· 3/4 cup of water
· 1 package of Cream Cheese (8 oz.)
· 2 Tsp. Vanilla Extract (divided)
· 3 Graham Crackers (crumbled)
· 2 Tsp. Butter (melted)
While that is cooling begin the cheesecake filling. Whip together ½ cup of Confectioner’s Sugar, Cream Cheese, 1 Tsp. of Vanilla Extract, and ½ of the pint of Heavy Cream in a large bowl. It should create heavy fluffy mounds of awesomeness.
Melt butter in a small bowl and add graham cracker crumbles to it. Mix until thoroughly combined.
Empty rest of Heavy Cream into a bowl and add 1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract and ½ cup of Confectioner’s Sugar. Whip together until firm peaks form. Pull out 4 small bowls or containers. Begin to layer dessert. Graham cracker crumbles on the bottom, a layer of cheesecake, a layer of berries, a layer of cheesecake, and lastly a layer of whipped cream on top.