Sunday, November 25, 2007

Creamy Mango Cheesecake

This low-fat cheesecake is as creamy as any other, but makes a healthier dessert option, unlike the Chocolate Rhapsody (but there's no comparison, chocolate rules!).

1 1/4 cups rolled oats
3 tbsp butter
2 tbsp honey
1 large ripe mango
1 1/4 cups low-fat soft cheese
2/3 cup low-fat natural yogurt
finely grated rind of 1 small lime*
3 tbsp apple juice
4 tsp gelatin**
fresh mango and lime slices to decorate

1. Preheat oven to 200C. Mix together the oats, butter and honey; press into the base of a 8in loose-bottomed cake tin. Bake for 12-15 min. Cool.

2. Peel, stone and roughly chop the mango. Process with the cheese, yogurt and lime rind until smooth. Heat the apple juice until boiling, sprinkle the gelatin over it, stir to dissolve, then stir into the cheese mixture. Pour into the tin and chill until set. Turn out and decorate with mango and lime slices.

* Make sure the lime is grated well, otherwise the small bits will taste quite bitter. Some people like that taste, but I don't. Or, you can get grated lemon rind @ Bulk Barn at the rate of $100/kg!

** If halal gelatin is not available, use what I used: agar agar.


Anonymous said...

How about recipe for the chocolate rhapsody?

Humairah Irfan said...

I'll try to post it soon :)

Sketched Soul said...

As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sister Humairah,

oh no no..'ve broken a rule
It's an oxymoron..
Low-Fat - Cheesecake!!
You have to find a new name for this recipe. :)

Non-the-less, it sounds interesting. I really, really like the sound of the base! Oats, butter and honey... yummy! I should try this.


Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Love Farhana

Humairah Irfan said...

walaikum as salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh!

lol.. I thought cheesecakes are generally made with low-fat cheese?

Yea, the base is awesome (a nice change from crackers/biscuits)

Jazakallah khair!
(if you do try it, make sure the mango is reallly ripe!)

zouk said...

One can buy halal gelatin at They have worldwide delivery too.