Recipe For Avocado Cheese Cake

My first memory of eating an avocado involves my grandmother. She would cut them in half, remove the pip and spoon a healthy dose of sugar into the hole and then pour in some malt vinegar. This memory is so good that my mouth is salivating as I am typing these words. I still like to eat my avocados like this, or with a generous twist of freshly ground black pepper, some salt and my home made mayonnaise.  If I am not eating my avocados out of the skin then I mix them together with cream cheese and this is where the inspiration came for my second recipe for the ZZ2 “More than just guacamole!” Afrikado Blogger Challenge! I was recently invited to a baby shower and had I gone I would have been expected to bring a plate of food with me. I usually contribute a savoury dish as everyone makes something sweet to add to the table. I am not 100% sure about calling this a cheese cake as Dave says you expect a cheese cake to be anything but savoury. I am however sure about two things. One, this avocado cheese cake is very simple to make. Two, it also needs to be served the same day.

Avocado Cheese Cake
Avocado Cheese Cake

Avocado Cheese Cake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 75 g butter melted
  • 150 g savoury whole wheat biscuits finely processed
  • 250 g plain cream cheese
  • 2 large avocados – with no blemishes
  • Zest and juice of 2 limes
  • 15 mls dried dill
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
  • 2 gelatine leaves soaked in cold water

Instructions

  • Mix the butter into the biscuits and place into a spring form tin
  • Flatten with the back of a spoon and place in the fridge
  • In a food processor mix together the cream cheese, avocados, lime zest and juice and the dill
  • Season to taste
  • Squeeze out the excess water from the gelatine
  • Dissolve in 5mls hot water and mix the avocado mix into the gelatine
  • Pour the mixture over the biscuits and leave to set in the fridge for 4 hours before serving

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Disclosure: I will receive a R200 Woolworths shopping voucher for taking part in this challenge. The winning recipe will win a R2000 Woolworths shopping voucher as well as a ZZ2 hamper. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

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26 thoughts on “Recipe For Avocado Cheese Cake

  1. This cheesecake looks like a winner to me and I don’t even enjoy avocado 🙂

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    P.S. To prepare for my exams now I won’t be commenting for around 4 weeks – See you in a month my friend 🙂

    1. This is not quite a dessert but it is extremely creamy. I tried to make it a savoury cheese cake which bothered Dave’s taste buds a bit 😉

  2. What an interesting recipe… I think I would like it 🙂 I might think about adding some chilli to it … maybe 🙂

  3. Avocado cheesecake? Looks amazing! I’ve never used avocado other than as a butter so it’s time to try something new 🙂 Thank you for visiting me via Tinned Tomatoes. Sylvia xx

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