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If I see another piece of cheese cake or pie cut into that triangle wedge I am going to do exactly what I did here.....mess it up into something beautiful to look at. This taste just the same but MUCH MORE INTERESTING. Just saying kids!



De-contructed Cheesecake (food as art)

On 27/06/2011 (Monday) at 8:11 pm by Benny.
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  • Prep Time:
    10 min
  • Cook Time:
    120 min
  • Ready Time:
    2 hour, 10 min


2 servings


  • one cup cream cheese
  • one cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup confectioner sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • zest of one orange
  • fresh mint

Graham Crust Crumble

  • 2 graham crackers
  • tablespoon of butter


Make the graham crumble by blitzing the graham crackers in a food processor and adding them to a pan with the butter. Once it has all melted together and mixed well set aside to let cool

Start my making the cheesecake filling. In one bowl add the cream cheese , the confectioner sugar and vanilla . Now start to cream all that together until it is incorporated. In a second bowl take your heavy cream and using a mixer turn it into whip cream around 2-3 min on a high setting. Now combine the two ingredients of both bowls together mixing well and add the zest of one orange. Now into the fridge for at least 2 hours to set or better yet overnight.

To plate take a rubber spatula and lift out about 1/2 cup of the cream cheese filling and smear it on a cold plate. Now add a nice amount of the graham crumble giving it a artistic look and finish with some finely chopped mint.

Hand this dish to someone with a spoon and tell them to go to town and their eyes will light up just as they should. Simple, delicious and FUN!




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