Elevate your store-bought baked cheesecake into a gourmet treat that’s both delicious and nutritious. This recipe features a homemade berry sauce, using antioxidant-rich blueberries and raspberries, plus a touch of lemon juice for added vitamin C. Fresh mint leaves provide a burst of color and added nutrients, making this an indulgent yet mindful choice for a dessert.
- 1 store-bought baked cheesecake (850g), Woolworths Vanilla Baked Cheesecake recommended
- 200g blueberries, fresh or frozen
- 200g raspberries, fresh or frozen
- 50g unsalted butter
- Juice of 1 lemon (approximately 30ml)
- 8-10 fresh mint leaves for garnish
- Additional fresh berries for garnish (optional)
Preparation: Place your 850g Woolworths Vanilla Baked Cheesecake on a serving plate. Set aside.
Cook the Berry Sauce: In a pan, melt 50g of unsalted butter over medium heat. Add 200g each of blueberries and raspberries. Cook until the berries soften and release their juices, approximately 5-7 minutes.
Add Lemon Juice: Squeeze the juice of one lemon into the berry mixture. Stir and continue to cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly.
Assemble the Cheesecake: Carefully pour the berry sauce over the cheesecake, spreading it evenly with a spatula if needed.
Garnish: Top the berry sauce layer with additional fresh berries if using, and garnish with 8-10 fresh mint leaves.
Serve and Enjoy: Slice the cheesecake into 8 portions and serve. The added berry sauce not only enhances the flavor but also ups the nutritional value of your dessert.
This enhanced cheesecake offers the antioxidant benefits of berries and vitamin C from the lemon juice, making it a dessert that not only satisfies your sweet tooth but also provides a nutritional punch.
By making a few creative tweaks, you turn an ordinary store-bought dessert into something extraordinary! Enjoy the best of both worlds—indulgence and wellness—with this easy-to-follow recipe.