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July 21, 2014

Strawberry Lemon Cheesecake in a Glass

Secret Recipe Club time!


This month I was assigned to Manuela's blog, Manu's Menu. She lives in Australia! So cool! Her blog is filled with wonderful Italian recipes... lots of which were new to me and I had never heard of! I learned a lot perusing through her recipe archive (a visual recipe archive!). I was tempted to try my hand at macarons, this lamb curry looks magnificent, and omg look at this gorgeous dessert! But in the end I was intrigued by her adorable Strawberry Lemon Cheesecake in a Glass and decided to make that.


We loved the pairing of tangy, tart lemon and sweet strawberries and cream in these cutie no-bake cheesecakes! PJ claims he doesn't like lemon, so I made sure to only add a little bit of the lemon layer. He said it wasn't too much lemon and he really liked it! I love me a good graham cracker crust or crumbs, so that added a nice sweet crunch to all the creaminess. 


I have some of both the lemon and strawberry mixtures left because I only made 2 mini cheesecakes, 1 for each of us. I used a mini 9 oz dessert glass for each of us. So we've got lots of filling left and I know I'll be whipping up a couple more cheesecakes for us tomorrow, and the next day!

Strawberry Lemon Cheesecake in a Glass
adapted from Manu's Menu

For the Crust:
  • 2/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
Combine the graham cracker crumbs with the melted butter and press the mixture into the glasses. Chill for 30 minutes. 

For the Marinated Strawberry Garnish:

Meanwhile, slice some strawberries and add with sugar to a bowl to let marinate for 30 minutes.  

For the Lemon Cream:
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream + 1/2 tablespoon caster sugar
Put the softened cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, and lemon juice in the mixer bowl and whip it with an electric mixer until smooth. 

Whip cream and caster sugar until stiff peaks appear. Gently combine it to the lemon mixture. Set aside.

For Strawberry Cream:
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 8 oz strawberries
  • 3 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1 cup whipping cream + 1/2 tablespoon caster sugar
Whip the whipping cream and caster sugar and set aside. 

Puree the strawberries with the lemon juice and 3 tablespoons caster sugar.

Beat the cream cheese and 4 tablespoons caster sugar until smooth. Beat in the strawberry puree until smooth. Gently fold in the whipped cream.

To Assemble:
Gently spoon the strawberry cream on top of the chilled base up to 2/3 of the glass. Top with the lemon cream. Garnish with the marinated strawberries and additional graham cracker crumbs. Serve chilled.

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Annie Standing said...

These are so pretty! And a great flavour combination too. Fab SRC choice :)

Unknown said...

I love dessert in a glass (maybe just because I am guaranteed to get it all to myself!)

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

These look adorable! I'm totally keeping this recipe and making it for company. I love your pictures too, so amazing!

Stephanie said...

These pictures are great and the flavor combination in this dessert sounds wonderful. Great SRC post

Stephanie said...

These pictures are great and the flavor combination in this dessert sounds wonderful. Great SRC post

Manuela said...

I am so glad you liked my recipe! It is such a classic combination... it always works. :-) Great pictures!

Gloria Baker said...

I love this dessert look delicious!
And always loved Manu's recipes;)

Lisa | Authentic Suburban Gourmet said...

What a divine looking dessert. I bet they did not last long in your house. Great SRC choice.

Turnips 2 Tangerines said...

What a wonderful dessert and src pick! This would be the perfect dessert after a large meal~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

TeaLady said...

What a great idea for desserts. I love little jars and glasses for sweets. They are just cute.