Lavender and Raspberry No Bake Cheesecake
- 10 oz oreo cookies
- 2 oz melted butter
- pinch of salt
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 2 tbsp cream
- 3 tbsp Lavender Syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 4 oz fresh raspberries
- 2 tbsp sugar simmer for 15-20 minutes until thickened
- 3-4 oz fresh raspberries
- Sliced Almonds
- Extra Lavender Syrup
- Confectioner’s sugar
Process the oreos and salt together in a food processor until you get cookie crumbs.
Then drizzle the butter in while running the food processor at its lowest setting (this makes the cookie crumbs moist enough to be pressed into a cheesecake base).
Butter the insides of 4 egg rings or tart rings. Place these on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet or tray. (Alternatively, you can use 4 mini fluted tart pans as well).
Place some of the cookie crumbs inside and press down the crust to form a flat base using a flat bottomed glass, or tart tamper, or the back of a spoon.
If you'd like to have a crust riding up the sides of the cheesecake as well, you can use your fingers and press the cookie crumbs onto the sides of your egg rings/tart rings (this is optional - just the base would be sufficient and easier).
Freeze the tart bases for a few hours, or until you need them.
Carefully remove the tart ring by using a sharp knife to loosen the edges. Be careful not to break the bases. If you have molded the sides of the cheesecake as well, you may need a blow torch to warm up the sides slightly, to make unmolding easier.
Raspberry swirl (can be made ahead of time)
Place all the ingredients in a small saucepan and bring them to a boil on medium heat.
Lower the heat and let it simmer until you have a thick raspberry coulis/paste - takes about 10 minutes.
Set aside to cool and store in the fridge until ready to use.
Place all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk until you have a smooth paste.
Add as much of the raspberry paste/coulis as you need to create a ripple effect. You can change the amount according to your preference. I added about half. Cover with plastic wrap and keep in the fridge until ready.
Optional - store the cheesecake in the fridge in a piping bag fitted with a wide round nozzle.
Remove unmolded tart bases from the freezer (about 10 minutes before serving).
Spoon or pipe in the cheesecake evenly onto the four bases.
Stud the top with 3-4 fresh raspberries.
Drizzle a little extra lavender syrup on top.
Sprinkle some sliced almonds and confectioner’s sugar.