It is about time I rock your world with my cashew guava cheesecake recipe. Or should I say cheesecake Sierra Leonean style? I am talking thick guava nectar, mixed in with some yoghurt and topped with a whole load of chopped roasted cashews.
Growing up in Sierra Leone, I spent ages thumbing through old American food magazines, drooling over pictures of gorgeous and creamy looking cheesecakes topped with glistening fruits that just cried out eat me. But no joy. No traditional cheesecake for me – not easy to get cream cheese in Sierra Leone.
To beat my craving I came up with I thought was the next best thing. Local and cheaper ingredients put together in an easier way. And this simple guava yoghurt cheesecake with roasted cashew nuts was born.
I made a such a big song and dance when I finished this. Everyone including my very busy gran had to stop what they were doing, come out to the veranda, sit down at the decorated table and have their very own first ever ‘cheesecake’. It really was an occasion.
And actually, when I had my first ‘real’ cheesecake in the UK, I was pleasantly surprised. Mine was pretty good.
Here is my no bake guava cashew cheesecake Sierra Leone style.
Below are some other no bake cheesecake recipes.
No bake nutella cheesecake from Its Not Easy Being Greedy.
Sierra Leone flavours – is the spot on my blog where I share both traditional Sierra Leonean recipes and West African fusion recipes.
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Cashew Guava Cheesecake - Sierra Leone Flavours
- 10 tbsp thick Greek yoghurt or cream cheese
- 10 tbsp thick guava nectar
- 2 tsp honey (or to taste)
- 5 tbsp chopped roasted cashews
- Mix together the yoghurt, guava nectar and honey until combined.
- Decant into 2 glasses and chill for a few hours.
- Remove from fridge and top with the chopped cashews and some mint for garnish.