Strawberry Jelly Cheesecake
This is a no-bake recipe for cheesecake with strawberry jelly and it is just perfect for Valentine’s Day. The strawberry jelly hearts are so pretty to look at with the heart-shaped strawberries, off-white cheese and red jelly. Once the cake is chilled and set, I cut them into serving squares, where I keep in an airtight container for several days in the fridge. They are ready to serve as an after-dinner dessert or tea break. I love that it is not overly cheesy or sweet.
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I was introduced to this dessert after my friend Jac brought it to one of our friends’ gathering. The recipe was taken from Bing Cooks which came with detailed, step-by-step photos. I halved the original recipe proportions and used a disposable party tray measuring 20 x 20 cm (8 x 8 in) as shown above, yielding 9 strawberry heart pieces after cutting. You can use a slightly bigger or smaller tray, make and serve them in individual ramekins instead, or space out the strawberries differently from me.
I made the biscuit layer the night before and chill overnight; the morning after I make the cheesecake layer, let it set in the fridge; at night I make the jelly layer to chill overnight. Spreading out my effort like that, each step does not take up much time or effort on my part. In this way, I free the actual day to simply cut and store the cheesecake.