Thursday, October 8, 2009

Mango Macadamia and Caramel Cheesecake

This is really yummy, not sickly sweet at all and uses delicious fresh ingredients.
My best friend Kimmy makes this heaps, well she used to!
I have made 2 in the last couple of weeks since Mango's are good right now and we have a good supply of mac nuts too.

Mango Macadamia and Caramel Cheesecake

1 pkt Marie biscuits crushed
125gm melted butter
Mix together and press into bottom of spring form tin (grease first). Refrigerate.

500gm phily cheese softened
1 cup cream
3/4 cup caster sugar
3 teaspns gelatine dissolved in 1/4 cup hot water
1 tin ready to serve caramel
1/2 cup crushed mac nuts
1 mango peeled and sliced up into wedges or you can use tinned mangoes
Beat phily cheese, add sugar and cream, beat together. Add gelatine mixture and mix well.

Cover refrigerated biscuit base with a layer of caramel.
Sprinkle with 1/3 of the mac nuts and 1/3 of the mango wedges.
Pour over 1/2 of the filling mixture, add more caramel and swirl through
the filling with a knife lightly.
Sprinkle more mac nuts, add more mango wedges and then the remainder of the filling mixture.
Top with remainder of caramel and swirl through again, add remainder of mac nuts and mango. Set in fridge.

...and here is our lovely Mango tree, and again this year it flowered......look closer to see the flowers below... look really closely (next picture) to see the baby Mangoes!
Yippee, last year the tree flowered but no fruit.
Lilly spotted the tiny green dots from my bedroom window, the tree is covered in them, lets see what happens!
This tree is also home to Mango Possum and Possum Cutie, our 2 resident Ringtail Possums. They have possum nests high in the top made of leaves and stuff, they look a bit like birds nests.

1 comment:

Andrea said...

Oh I will be trying that one for sure, two of my favourites!