Everyone has dishes that are near to their heart. Ones that make them think of home, and bring up fond memories, because their mom or grandma made it best. I grew up in a family with great hands in the kitchen. When Atlantic Superstore shared that this month’s 2018 Canadian Food Trend would be focusing on Rediscovering Traditions, a whole flood of delicious thoughts went running through my mind. Something incorporating my favourite fruits this time of year, perhaps a Peach Mango Cheesecake!
We of course had our staples. There were 8 of us in the house at one time so meals were hearty. Mom used ingredients that were fresh and typically grown, if not by us, in the community, and that could feed a crew. On top of all of us, someone always had a friend over, a farm hand that had worked too late, or someone that had stopped in, and mom insisted they join us. Most meals ended with a sweet treat, so mom made cookies every Saturday, fruit crisps, apple cake, or white cake with boiled icing on the fly, when a unexpected guest arrived. Everyone had a satisfied sweet tooth!
My mom makes delicious dessert, but oddly enough, my most memorable desserts are ones that used ‘special’ ingredients that we typically didn’t have in the house, like pistachio pudding, pastry cinnamon rolls, and no-bake cheesecake. Pop open a can of syrupy canned pie filling and I was in heaven.
I haven’t stopped loving no-bake cheesecake, but can do without the glop of artificial flavoured filling and wanted to share a recipe for a Peach Mango Cheesecake substitute that goes great with no bake cheesecake, or as a topping on New York-Style Cheesecake available at Atlantic Superstore. You can use in-season ingredients like fresh peaches, frozen berries, or fruit out of season.
Peach Mango Cheesecake Recipe
Stone Fruit Cheesecake Filling
10 (approx.) ripe peaches
3 (approx.) nectarines
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar
1-2 tablespoons corn starch
Blanch or peel fruit, discarding the pit. Slice and dice the fruit pieces into small cubes. In a sauce pan, combine the fruit over medium heat, stirring until the fruit juices come out, not to stick to the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Simmer for 20 minutes. Make a slurry by whisking cornstarch into a small amount of cold water. Stir into bubbling fruit mixture. Simmer for an additional 10 minutes until sauce thickens. Incorporate additional cornstarch if needed to reach the desired thickness.
Use the fruit mixture to top President’s Choice New York Style Cheesecake, over vanilla ice-cream, pancakes or waffles, or as a shortcake. You can also simmer a bit longer to make into a delicious sauce to pack into the kids’ lunches!
I used fresh peaches but you can certainly use frozen fruit too! Just reduce a little longer to boil off some of the additional water!
You’re not going to be one bit disappointed by this Peach Mango Cheesecake!
Disclosure: This recipe was sponsored by my friends at Atlantic Superstore. As always, recipe ideas, and creative content is 100% my own. I hope you enjoy these ideas incorporating some of my favourite Presidents Choice products. Enjoy!