Whether you are making the classic Italian style cheesecake with ricotta cheese or a basic New York cheesecake with cream cheese, your cheesecake topping can make or break the cake. Hence, it is very important to make a great topping for your smooth, creamy homemade cheesecake so that it looks like straight out of the Cheesecake Factory.
A cheesecake’s topping can consist of anything from sweetened sour cream layer to any fresh fruits, whipped cream or even finely chopped candy bar pieces. Here we will show you how to make a delicious fruit topping for cheesecake. Any fruit can make a delightful topping for a creamy cheesecake, but kiwis are especially yummy because the tartness of the kiwi makes a great contrast with the sweetness of the cheesecake.
Here’s how you can make a mouthwatering kiwi topping for cheesecake in only a few minutes.
The things you’ll need for this recipe include cheesecake (baked and cooled), sugar, near about 2 cups of fresh kiwi, cutting board, sharp serrated knife, medium sized pan, dessert plates.
Step 1: Take each kiwi on the cutting board and chop off both ends with a sharp serrated knife.
Step 2: Peel the skins off the kiwi completely from top to bottom. Make sure you peel off thin strips of skin or else you risk peeling some flesh off the fruit as well.
Step 3: Cut the kiwis into small pieces. You should get about 2 cups full of kiwi chunks. Remember, not to make the pieces too small, or they won’t be able to withstand heating and stirring.
Step 4: Take the kiwi in a medium sized pan, and add just enough sugar to form a coating on the fruit pieces.
Step 5: Cook the kiwi on medium heat for about 5 to 7 minutes, stirring ocassionally. While stirring be careful so that you do not mash or break down the pieces. Let the fruit mixture cool before serving.
Step 6: Cut serving-size pieces off the cooled cheesecake and place them on dessert plates.
Step 7: With a spoon, spread a small amount of kiwi topping over each piece, and serve your delicious dessert.
You can also prepare other fruit toppings in the same way, with equally remarkable results. Create your own custom made cheesecake topping by experimenting with your favorite fruits or a delectable mixed fruit combo as well.