So, I hear it’s International Pineapple Day around the corner… so we’d thought it would be in our best intentions to make sure you’re the most prepared for this weekend (27th June, to be exact). Don’t be caught off guard when everyone shouts “Happy International Pineapple Day!” and come barging in with their pineapple creations.
We’ve sourced a delicious tried and tested recipe for a Dole Pineapple, Coconut and Lime cheesecake that has zero baking involved and just 100 percent deliciousness.
Recipe courtesy of Emily Bray, Sweet.bix.
What You’ll Need:
- 3/4 cup almonds
- 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
- 1 cup dates
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup coconut threads
- 1 cup cashews
- 1 cup canned coconut cream
- 1/2 Dole Tropical Gold pineapple, blended into a puree (around 1 cup)
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
Pineapple and Chia jam topping:
- 1/2 Dole Tropical Gold pineapple, blended into a puree (around 1cup)
- 3 tablespoons white chia seeds
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric (optional, for colour)
- 1/4 cup coconut flakes
- Zest of 1 lime
- Fresh limes
- Place can of coconut cream in the fridge for at least 3 hours, preferably overnight. This allows for the cream to separate from the liquids and harden. When measuring the coconut cream, remove only the hardened coconut cream from the top of the can, careful not to include any of the coconut liquid. You can save this liquid and use it in smoothies.
- Quickly soak your cashews by placing in a bowl and covering with boiling water. Allow to soak for at least 1 hour, preferably for around 2-3 hours, then drain excess liquid.
- Soak dates by placing in a bowl and covering with boiling water. Allow to soak for 30 minutes-1hour, then drain excess liquid.
- Prepare the pineapple by cutting off the skin of one whole pineapple and dicing into chunks. Place pineapple in blender and process until it is a puree. You should end up with around 2 cups of blended pineapple puree.
- Line the bottom of a 24cm springform cake tin with baking paper and set aside.
- In a food processor, combine almonds, sunflower seeds, soaked dates, coconut threads and salt until a sticky dough is formed.
- Press mixture into the bottom of your springform cake tin and place in the freezer while you make the filling.
- In a high-speed food processor or blender, combine soaked cashews, coconut cream, pineapple puree, lime juice and maple syrup. Blend until mixture is smooth and silky.
- Remove the base from the freezer and pour over filling mixture. Tap the tin on the bench to even out the surface of the filling and remove any air bubbles. Place back in the freezer and allow to set for 1-2 hours.
- In a small saucepan, combine remaining 1 cup of pineapple puree, chia seeds, water, lime juice and turmeric and cook over low heat, stirring until chia seeds start to gel and mixture begins to thicken. Transfer mixture into a bowl and allow to cool completely.
- Remove cheesecake from the freezer and spread the chia jam evenly across the top. Sprinkle with coconut flakes and lime zest and place back in the freezer to set.
- Before serving, allow cheesecake to sit at room temperature for around 30 minutes. Cut with a sharp, hot knife. Garnish with fresh lime slices and serve with fresh tropical fruit.