If you’re looking for a dessert recipe that’s easy to make and low in fat too, this sweet peach melba cheesecake would be the ideal choice as it’s light and tasty too. It only takes 40 mins to make and only needs a few hours to chill. Topped with fresh fruits like raspberries and peach slices, this dessert will go down a treat with a dash of cream but if you’re being very strict serve with fruit puree instead. With 70% less fat than your average cheesecake recipe and only 198 calories per serving, you’ll have to hold yourself back from munching another slice.
- For the base:
- 150g dark chocolate oat biscuits, crushed
- 60g low-fat spread
- For the filling:
- 5 gelatine leaves
- 1 lemon (zest and juice)
- 2 x 200g tubs extra low-fat soft cheese
- 250g tub ricotta cheese
- 4tbsp caster sugar
- For the topping:
- 200g fresh or frozen raspberries
- 2tbsp icing sugar
- 415g can peach slices in juice, drained
- 19cm loose-based sandwich tin, base-lined with baking parchment, lightly oiled with spray oil
Mix the biscuits and the spread, softened, using your hand, and press the mixture firmly into the tin. Chill for at least 20 mins.
Meanwhile, make the filling. Soak the gelatine leaves in cold water for 10 mins. Mix the lemon zest with the two cheeses and sugar until smooth. Put the lemon juice in a small pan with the squeezed-out gelatine, warm through until the gelatine is just dissolved, then whisk it into the cheese mixture. Spread over the biscuit base and chill for a few hrs, until set.
To serve, whizz half the raspberries with icing sugar then sieve to make a purée. Take the cheesecake out of the tin. Spoon some of the purée on top, arrange peach slices over and add the rest of the raspberries. Serve with the extra purée.
Top with strawberries and blackberries instead if prefered