Cheesecake Pineapple Delight

Layers of creamy cheesecakey goodness with refreshing pineapple to amp it all up – this dessert screams summer. Its so easy to whip up and has the perfect balance of richness coupled with the fresh fruitiness of the pineapple. Its the perfect dessert to offset a meaty main course.

This recipe, as with most of my recipes, makes enough to feed a large family. Its something that everyone loves and I’ve used the base layers with peaches and mango as well. I personally feel that this works best with canned fruit because its always firmer in texture, but even if your’e using the fresh kind, there’s no real harm in experimenting. Since the cheesecake layer is slightly tangy – I wouldn’t recommend pairing this with chocolate. You won’t believe how simple this is!

Ingredients:

  • 3 packets of cream (I used Milkpack)
  • 1 large can of condensed milk (I used Polac)
  • 1 large packet Marie or Digestive Biscuits Crushed into crumbs
  • 1 Can Pineapple chunks, drained
  • 2 packets Pineapple Jelly – made as instructed. (you can use orange if pineapple isn’t available)
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice

Empty the contents of the cream packets and the condensed milk and chill in the freezer for about an hour.IMG_5879

Meanwhile crush the biscuits and arrange in a deep serving dish as the first layer and make the Jelly as directed – putting this into the fridge to chill

Taking the chilled cream mixture out of the freezer, beat this with an electric beater on slow till well combined. Add the lemon juice and beat on slow for half a minute. You should feel the mixture thicken and leave a significant trail, that’s when you’ll know this is done.

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Spread the cream mixture onto the biscuit layer.

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Top this with pineapple chunks and Jelly. You can make jelly and cut it up and use it here, what I did to achieve this even layer is to set it halfway and ease it onto the cream mix so that it ultimately sets as a layer.

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Repeat with more cream and top off with pineapple chunks and more jelly as decoration!

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Can you believe how easy this is? I still can’t. Chill for two hours before serving and don’t freak if this gets downed in five minutes straight.

Oh God i’m drowning in a sea of delicious pineappley goodness.

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