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Greek style no bake cheesecake with yogurt

Greek style no bake cheesecake with yogurt

Posted in Beginner, Desserts, Mainland Greece, No bake desserts, Quick Meals: Ready in 20 minutes or less, Vegetarian Originally published on Last updated on By


A delicious Greek style no bake cheesecake recipe! Creamy, rich and refreshing with a crunchy biscuit base and a delicious jam topping.. This quick and easy Greek cheesecake recipe with yogurt will become your newest favorite!

Greek cheesecake recipe – A little history

A lot of speculation abounds for the origin of the authentic cheesecake recipe, which in some cases it is claimed to be Greek. Being Greek myself and a cheesecake addict I would love to claim that too, but the truth is that even though cheesecake is a staple in every Greek household, I couldn’t be sure about its origin. The fact is, that because cheesecake has been around for so long, and in so many different variations, the exact origin may be difficult to track.

Cheesecake is believed to have originated in ancient Greece. Historians say cheesecake was served to the athletes during the first Olympic Games held in 776 B.C. Greek brides and grooms were also known to use cheesecake as a wedding cake. The ingredients and recipe was pretty simple: flour, wheat, honey and cheese were formed into a cake and baked. That being said, the one fact that is indisputable is that cheesecake is delicious and the rest is history. So instead of fighting over its origin, lets get started preparing your own homemade no bake Greek style cheesecake with this super easy cheesecake recipe!

Greek cheesecake recipe – Variations

Cheesecakes can be find in many variations. It may be baked or unbaked (usually refrigerated). The bottom layer (if there is one) often consists of a crust or base made from crushed biscuits or cookies, crackers, pastry, or sponge cake. In most cheesecakes recipes sugar is added along with other ingredients for the cream and is topped with whipped cream, fruits or fruit sauce, chocolate syrup, nuts etc. For this Greek cheesecake recipe we tried to keep it simple and to search for the most popular version served in Greece. So, for the base of this no bake Greek style cheesecake recipe we used crushed digestive biscuits and melted butter and for the cream we used cream cheese and whipped cream, Greek yogurt and honey. For the topping we used jam (choose your favorite). Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 260g digestive biscuits
  • 100g melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 450g cream cheese
  • 150g Greek yogurt (thick)
  • 120 icing sugar
  • 2 tbsps honey
  • 280ml double cream
  • 1/2 to 1 cup of jam of your choice (depends how thick you want it to be)


Directions

  1. To make the base, butter a 23cm loose-bottomed tin (you can also use individual small tins). Place the biscuits in a food processor and pulse until crumbs remain. Transfer the crumbs to a bowl, then pour over the melted butter. Mix thoroughly until the crumbs are completely coated. Tip them into the tin and press firmly down into the base in an even layer. Put the tin in the fridge while you make the filling.
  2. Place the cream cheese, Greek yogurt, vanilla, icing sugar and honey in a bowl, then beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Tip in the double cream and continue beating until the mixture is completely combined.
  3. Pour the mixture into the biscuit crust and top the cheesecake with the jam. Refrigerate overnight, or for at least 6 hours. Enjoy!

 
 
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