Imagine creamy ‘cheese’ cake filling, topped with tangy fruit that burst with flavour, all whilst being dairy-free, gluten-free, wheat-free, nut-free and egg-free too!
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s the perfect opportunity for indulgent recipes! And what better way to do this, than with a pudding that everyone will love.
This gorgeous recipe uses ruby red fruits that show up in sharp contrast to the crisp white cheesecake filling. It’s a little pot of creamy yumminess bursting with fresh, sharp fruit!
It’s made with simple ingredients, and even little ones can help too!
You will need:
- 1 pack dairy and gluten free biscuits (there are several dairy-free brands available in supermarkets)
- 1.7oz (50g) melted dairy-free spread
- 1 tbsp golden caster sugar
- x 2 packs dairy-free cream cheese (we used Bute Island)
- 1tbs fruit syrup (we used Sweet Freedom)
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 2 tbsp dairy-free milk
- 1 tsp cornflour
- 1 pack of frozen summer fruits
Line and grease 6 ramekins or individual pudding pots, and place on a tray (so it’s easier to move them once filled).
Place the biscuits in a food processor, and then pulse until reduced to crumbs. Pour in the melted dairy-free spread, and pulse gently until well combined.
Share the mixture amongst the prepared ramekins/ pudding pots and use a spoon to press the mixture into the sides, making sure it is level and smooth. Then cover with cling film and place in the fridge to chill while you make the ‘cheese’ cake mixture and fruit topping.
In a small saucepan, add the pack of frozen fruit (saving a handful for decorative purposes), along with the golden caster sugar and gently heat for around 5 minutes until the fruit softens.
Remove from the heat and leave to cool.
Meanwhile, add the dairy-free cheese, fruit syrup, vanilla essence, dairy-free milk and cornflour to a large clean bowl, and mix until well combined and lump free.
Remove the ramekins/ puddings pots from the fridge, and spoon the ‘cheese’ mixture over the biscuit base, taking care to level the mixture out.
Pour a tablespoon of the fruit over the top and return to the fridge until you are ready to serve.
Add a little of the reserved frozen fruit over the top before serving.