Labne cheesecake with ruby fruit salad

Create a gorgeous centrepiece for a special-occasion dessert with our stunning labne cheesecake recipe. Modernly styled with a ruby-red topping of pomegranate and strawberries, this silky delight is worth every inch of effort.
Labne cheesecake with ruby fruit salad
1H 10M


Ruby fruit salad


1.Spoon yoghurt into a large muslin-lined sieve, placed over a large bowl; fold edges of cloth together, tie with string or secure with a rubber band. Refrigerate for 24 hours. Gently squeeze out excess liquid; discard liquid in bowl. You will need 2½ cups of labne.
2.Line a 21cm springform pan with baking paper (clip the base of the pan upside down to give a flat base). Process biscuits in a food processor into very fine crumbs. Add butter; process until mixture clings together. Press biscuit mixture over base and 6cm up the side of pan. Use a straight-sided glass to press mixture evenly into the corners and to press firmly over base and side. Place pan on an oven tray; refrigerate while preparing filling.
3.Preheat oven to 160°C. Beat labne and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer on high speed for 2 minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until combined. Reduce speed to medium; beat in vanilla and cornflour until combined. Pour mixture into crumb crust; tap the pan a few times on the bench to remove any air bubbles.
4.Bake cheesecake for 50 minutes or until almost set but slightly wobbly in the centre, rotating in the oven halfway through cooking time. Cool to room temperature. Refrigerate for 6 hours before serving.
5.Make ruby fruit salad: Cut pomegranate in half crossways; hold it, cut-side down, in the palm of your hand over a large bowl, then hit the outside firmly with a wooden spoon. The seeds should fall out easily; discard any white pith that falls out with them. Place pomegranate seeds in bowl with strawberries and sugar; toss to coat. Cover; refrigerate for 1 hour.
6.Serve cheesecake topped with ruby fruit salad.

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