Yoghurt cheesecake with fruit salad

A fridge cheesecake that’s easy, quick and delicious. This is the closest you’ll ever get to a healthy cheesecake!

More than 1 hour

Serves 6

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  • 2 packets (125g each) wholewheat cookies, crushed 
  • ¼ cup (60ml) butter, melted 
  • 1 Tbsp (15ml) powdered gelatine
  • 2 Tbsp (30ml) cold water
  • ¼ cup (60ml) boiling water
  • 2-3 Tbsp (30-45ml) castor sugar
  • 1 tub (250ml) cream cheese
  • 1 cup (250ml) Greek-style plain yoghurt (plain double-cream yoghurt works well too) 
  • 1 tsp (5ml) vanilla seeds, essence or extract
  • ¼ cup (60ml) orange marmalade 
  • 4 kiwis, peeled and chopped
  • 1 green apple, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 green melon (winter melon), seeded and scooped into balls
  • Handful mint leaves
  • 1 tub (100g) gooseberries 
  • Juice (60ml) and grated peel of 1 lime
  • 2 tsp (10ml) castor sugar
  • 1 tsp (5ml) vanilla seeds, extract or essence


  1. Blitz cookies in a food processor until they resemble fine breadcrumbs. 
  2. Mix with butter and press into the bottom of a 20cm loose-bottomed tart or cake tin. 
  3. Sprinkle gelatine over cold water and set aside for 5 minutes. 
  4. Dissolve thickened gelatine ‘jelly’ in boiling water, then mix gelatine mixture with remaining filling ingredients. 
  5. Beat well with an electric mixer until smooth.
  6. Pour mixture over crust and leave to set in the fridge. 
  7. Toss together the topping ingredients and leave to macerate for 30 minutes to infuse and create a slight syrup. 
  8. Spoon topping over tart and serve.



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