I have been thinking of making a guava cheesecake for some time now. Guava is hard to find these days due to it being out of season, and when I saw a box of guava cheese, or guava paste as they call it, selling at a local supermarket, I was delighted. It was time to make a delicious guava cheesecake. I had already showed you all my banana cheesecake recipe, now it was time for another local fruit inspired cheesecake recipe.
I assembled all the ingredients I needed for this cheesecake recipe. It was simple and an amazing no fuss cheesecake recipe. I could not wait to taste it. But it would take me hours before I could enjoy this cheesecake. This is because this guava cheesecake recipe is not baked; and does not include any eggs. Yes, that’s right no eggs and no baking required. How’s that?
You will be amazed at the smooth light texture of the guava and cream cheese filling. Also, the crust in this cheesecake is also delicious. The nutmeg and cinnamon is a flavourful inspiration combined with the digestive biscuit that says from its core I am Trini; I am Caribbean. And I won’t have it any other way. In fact this recipe was so simple, save for the length of time it has to stay in the fridge, this would be my go to cheesecake recipe from now on. It really has had that sort of impression on me.
A Guava Cheesecake Recipe
Anyhow, here is my trini guava cheesecake recipe. Enjoy! No really, cause it’s going to rock your world
2 cups digestive biscuits, finely crushed
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
250 g (9 ounces) cream cheese
15 ml (1 tbsp) gelatine
Juice and rind of one lemon
1 can condensed milk (395 g)
1 can Fruta guava juice (315 ml)
8 slices guava cheese, chopped (Tricopilia brand)
Note: We used Fruta Guava Pineapple Juice Drink for the guava puree.
Here’s how to make the guava puree
Heat about 100 ml of the juice in a deep pot; add the guava cheese and stir until the mixture blends well. Add the remainder of the juice. Stir until mixture is somewhat thick and smooth. Remove and leave to cool.
Crush or place the biscuit in a food processor to grind smoothly.
Mix together with softened butter, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Press the crushed biscuit into a mini baking dish.
Add gelatine to lemon juice and dissolve by heating over hot water or in a microwave.
Soften the cream cheese then add gelatine.
Beat together the cream cheese, condensed milk, dissolved gelatine, and lemon rind.
Finally, decorate top with whip cream and/ or fresh fruits or you can drizzle on some more guava puree to your liking.
Well there you have it; a simple but delicious trini guava cheesecake using local ingredients you can find at your local supermarket…even when guava is not in season. So, yuh doh have to wait ’til guava season to try this recipe lol
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