Balsamic Strawberry Cheesecake

A great dessert to make when strawberries are in season.

A really simple cheesecake recipe that marries the beautiful taste of strawberries with our barrel aged balsamic. A great dessert to make when strawberries are in season.

Ingredients

250g digestive biscuits

50g butter

1 tbls brown sugar

1 tbls honey

pinch ground nutmeg

250mL double cream

200g cream cheese

2 tbls icing sugar

1 tsp vanilla essence

180g chopped strawberries

6 whole strawberries cut in half

50mL Pukara Estate Barrel Aged Balsamic

Method

Process the biscuits into crumbs. Melt the butter, brown sugar, honey and nutmeg in a small saucepan. Pour over biscuit crumb mix and combine well. Press into base of a cling wrap lined spring form pan. Refrigerate.

Place the chopped strawberries in one bowl and cover with 40mL of the Balsamic, set aside. In another small bowl place the halved strawberries and cover with the rest of the balsamic and refrigerate.

In a large bowl, whip the double cream until peaks form. Beat in the cream cheese, icing sugar and vanilla. Gently fold through the chopped strawberry mixture and spread over the biscuit base.

Refrigerate till firm. Top with halved strawberries and keep in the fridge until ready to serve.