A refreshing, sweet, tart cheesecake with bold flavors, this no bake pomegranate cheesecake is natural beauty.
The perfect dessert for a summer day – or ANY day, for that matter – it’s so simple and requires absolutely no oven time. So, break out your pomegranates… it’s cheesecake time!
No bake pomegranate cheesecake recipe
While trying to conjure up a new, fresh cheesecake recipe, I thought about what fruit makes me think of summer. For me, pomegranates are one of the very best summer fruits.
They’re so underrated! I think the tricky prep puts many people off. It’s a lot easier than it seems… read on to learn a few tricks to get to those delicious little pomegranate seeds, or “arils” as they’re known.
The base of this no bake pomegranate cheesecake recipe is a blend of biscuits – digestives, baby! – melted butter and pistachios. For me, the pistachios bring an authentic, fresh pine flavor that goes together really well with the tartness of the pomegranate.
That sweet, tart flavor works incredibly well with a smooth cream cheese mixture. Absolute heaven!
This pomegranate cheesecake recipe gives you plenty to play with regarding decoration. A delectable cream piped on top, with a scattering of pomegranate seeds for that pleasant crunch and the sauce! Oh, the sauce!
Just wait until you try it...
What is a pomegranate?
The pomegranate is a big dark red fruit with ancient origins in the Middle East, Asia, and the Mediterranean.
They have a hard, smooth exterior and seeds in the middle, known as “arils.” Pomegranate seeds are the edible part of the fruit. Rich, sweet, and tart, these seeds contain nutrients, including vitamin C, K, and potassium.
They are delicious, too… like little candied bursts of summer!
The name pomegranate comes from “pomme garnete” – French for “seeded apple.”
How do you prepare a pomegranate?
People tend to be put off pomegranates because of the prep. Still, it’s easy when you know how:
Using a sharp knife, make a slice about half an inch from the top of the pomegranate. Gently take the “lid” off. You’ll be able to see the seeds inside. Slice down through each of the white parts inside the pomegranate. Pry each section apart. Then, carefully turn the pomegranate inside and gently pop the seeds into a bowl.
What are pomegranate molasses?
It’s concentrated pomegranate juice. It’s made by boiling the liquid until it becomes thick, syrupy, and sweet.
Pomegranate molasses is a great ingredient for both sweet and savory dishes. It’s excellent in everything from salad dressings and marinades to fruit sauces. You can even make your own tea with it!
How long does no bake pomegranate cheesecake last?
Store it in an airtight container in the fridge. It’ll last up to five days.
Can you freeze no bake cheesecake?
Yes, you can! Freeze it without the toppings and store it in an airtight, freezer-safe container for up to three months.
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- No bake limoncello cheesecake
- Pineapple cheesecake
- Strawberry cheesecake
- No-Bake Lemon cheesecake