Grapefruit Cranberries Cheesecake

Good morning! Some embarassing story and a food post.

4 years ago, two of my ‘very interested in cooking and really pretty good at cooking’ friends

taught me this simple and quick homemade cheesecake.

However, I’m sucks at cooking and i embarassed myself at my own farewell party bringing a failed cake 😂.

So… erm… Let’s try again.

Recipe from Philadelphia:-

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Ingredients i use:-

  • Philadelphia cream cheese (250 g = 1 block)
    • *This is where everything starts to go wrong 4 years ago, i assumed 1 block = 500 g 😅
  • Butter (35 g)
  • Oreo (1 pack)
  • Cooking cream (170 mL)
  • Dried Cranberries (at will)
  • Grapefruit (at will)
  • Gelatine (1½ teaspoons, in approx. 45 mL boiling water)
  • Sugar (100 g)
    • *it turns out the cheesecake is already sweet enough thus not suggested to use 180 g as suggested in the recipe


What i’ve done:-

  1. Open up the Oreo cookies and throw away the sandwiched cream (it’s a waste, suggested to use digestive biscuits)
  2. Combined cookies crumbs and butter and press into the base of a springform pan & silicon mould. Chill.
  3. Beat Philadelphia cream cheese and sugar with whisk (just because i don’t have a mixer or even a blender 😅) until smooth.
  4. Add in gelatine mixture and mix.
  5. Add in cooking cream and some grapefruit juice; beat until smooth.
  6. Add in some dried cranberries and grapefruit.
  7. Pour mixtures into the prepared base and chill for 3 hours.




< using 10 cm springform pan >


< using star shape silicon mould >

At least now it’s a proper cheesecake and it taste pretty good except that the grapefruit caused some bitterness (you may not want to use grapefruit 😬)

More to improve but i’m pretty happy with what i got now. Yeay!

x Val

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