Monday, March 17, 2014

Muntrie Cheesecake

A couple weeks ago we went picking muntries at Canunda. They are really good eating just as they are, on a platter with cheese or cooked in muffins, or sauces for meats.

Crabapples are ready now on the trees, and I was reminded of a cheesecake a friend of Mums made this time last year with them. I wanted to make the same cheesecake with muntries.

Muntrie Berry Cheesecake

2 cups crushed marie biscuits
2 tablespoons sugar or sugar substitute(I used Stevia powder)
100 grams melted butter or margarine

Mix all together and press into the bottom of a springform tin. Place in the fridge while you make the filling.

900 grams cream cheese, softened
400 grams sweetened condensed milk (I used Nestles 99% fat free)
4 eggs
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 and a half cups chopped muntrie berries
1 teaspoon lemon rind (if I could've found it locally, I would have used a teaspoon of lemon myrtle)

Preheat oven to 150C.
Beat cream cheese in a large bowl, until fluffy. Gradually add the condensed milk and beat until smooth.
Add eggs and lemon juice. Mix well.
Stir in muntries and lemon rind.
Pour over the crumb base and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until middle is set. Cool and place in the fridge to chill.

I candied some muntrie berries for the top. It's the first time I have tried to candy anything, it could have been a bit darker. Usually you'll see nuts done this way for cake and dessert toppings. 

Mine look a bit dodgy(practice makes perfect), but they were delicious little morsels that tasted just like mini toffee apples!


  1. Hi Alicia!! Thanks for hosting and have a great week :)

  2. This cheescake looks absolutely divine. I've never heard of Muntrie Berries though, what do they taste like?

    1. Muntries are hard to describe. They aren't juicy and sweet, the darker and older ones are sweeter than the greenish ones. Bit like a green apple, but lightly spiced. They are an australian native that only grows in the south.

  3. That looks amazing, thanks now I feel like cheesecake!!

  4. Oh yum!

    Thanks for hosting, Alicia.

  5. I've never heard of muntrie berries before either! And your candied berries definitely don't look dodgy at all, and I could so go a piece of that cake right about now.

    1. Oh thanks Leanne, they sure didn't taste dodgy lol.

  6. OMG!!! That looks just devine. Glad I had lunch already or I would be tempted to rush out and buy something sweet...mmmm still tempted :)

  7. What do muntrie berries taste like? This looks good enough NOT to share :) x

    1. Bit like a mildly spiced green apple. It's kinda hard to describe, thats the best I can do, lol. I did share it, I gave most of it away to my son and his girlfriends family! I made it right before we went away for four days! Not before I had a good taste though :)

  8. oh so good! looks brilliant. excellent candy stretching :)

  9. I have honestly never ever heard of muntries before but they look damn good! x


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