Baking| Fresh Cherry Quark Cheesecake Pie …

“If Life is a Bowl of Cherries,
What Am I Doing in the Pits?”
Erma Brombeck

Fresh Cherry Quark Cheesecake Pie I made this Fresh Cherry Quark Cheesecake Pie a while ago. It’s too good a cheesecake /pie not to share before cherry season disappears altogether. Cherries are one of my favourit-est summer stone fruit and it’s a shame that the season lasts for such a short time. Maybe that contributes to the fruits charm. This pie was a wonderful end for my last batch… {other than the ones that I’ve frozen!}Fresh Cherry Quark Cheesecake PieThe summer’s been long and very stretched thanks to oppressive heat and extended power cuts. Add to that ongoing renovation work at home and you get stuck forever! It’s been trying but I shall not bore you with my tales of reno horror. There have to be better things in life – food, friends … and cherries of course! Fresh Cherry Quark Nutella VerrinesAt times like these a parcel in the mail can flood the day with sunshine. I was floored to receive a gift wrapped copy of Baking With Julia from the very sweet food blogger Suma @ Cakes & More. It’s a virtual baking bible authored by the uber talented Dorie Greenspan who I hugely admire. She makes baking techniques feel easy-peasy, makes you want to sail into the kitchen and begin baking ASAP!Baking With JuliaThank you Suma, I am really touched, honoured too with the words you wrote …”You truly inspire! Glad to know you and the spectacular PAB!” {blush}. I’m happily off to ‘sift, knead, flute and flour‘ with Dorie from a hands-on baking book packed with breads, pies, cobblers, cookies, cakes and pastries! Fresh Cherry Quark Cheesecake PieReaders of PAB will know of my love for homemade quark, the Austrian soft curd cheese. It’s easy to make at home, cheaper than cream cheese and is great in a cheesecake. I learnt about it ages ago and fell in love with it. Couldn’t believe that milk and buttermilk with a day or two to spare would yield this beautiful cheese. Quark combined with my second love, stone fruit, and life is GOOD!Fresh Cherry Quark Cheesecake PieTheres been no looking back in ‘quark‘ terms. I love it! All you need is 2-3 days of planning. An overnight set, at least 24 hours of whey draining … and you are ready to roll. I’ve used it extensively – Vanilla Quark Cake with Balsamic Roasted Strawberries, Mini Quark Vanilla Cheesecakes with Balsamic Cherry Sauce, Chocolate Quark Mousse Tartlets in Almond Pastry {eggless}Quark Cheesecake Pie with Fresh Cherries, Upside Down Mango Quark Cheese PieQuarkauflauf – Quark Cassarole with Balsamic Strawberries,  Strawberry & Tangerine Quark Panna CottaStrawberry Cake with Quark & Mascarpone, Quark Mousse with Roasted Balsamic StrawberriesVanilla Macarons with Quark Kirsch & Tart Cherry Filling. My favourites? Chicken Quark Crossover Puff Pastry and Quark Mousse cake with Roasted Balsamic Strawberries {see, I told you I love quark!}This cheesecake pie was affirmation yet again of how good quark can be in desserts. The verrines are simply unbaked, eggless, layered desserts in glasses – fresh cherries, slivered pistachios, a dollop of nutella, quark whipped with cream and sweetened mildly … and then repeated.Fresh Cherry Quark Cheesecake PieFresh Cherry Quark Cheesecake Pie

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Comments

  1. Beautiful! A great summer dessert. Quark is a fantastic product. So versatile…

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  2. Who would say no to such a gorgeous creation… Such a seasonal dish… Looks yummy…

  3. Oooh, the cheesecake looks so good. Would so love to taste it…

  4. This is really perfect! u’ll love the book…its old school baking in a way.. and at times it seems like a lot of fuss when you are going through the recipes.. but each time the results will astound you… and i am still a novice baker. U’ll go crazy with it!! look forward to your posts from the book!

  5. looks totally sensational – yum; bookmarking it !

  6. I just made a blueberry cheesecake 2 days ago, how I wish I knew about quark making at home..a cheaper alternative than the phil cheese! I love that book too, waiting eagerly for more bakes from you.

  7. anitha says:

    hi deeba,
    i would like to make the cheese at home. can u please tell me what is cultured buttermilk and where can i find it.
    thanks,
    anitha

  8. natasha says:

    S…..i…gh Deeba! Don’t know what to do? Run in this maddening heat to look for cherries….make quark…..dive into your photographs….beg you to make some for me……drooling and salivating and gaining 10lbs just as I read your blog!!!!
    Love it!!:D

  9. MUST TRY THIS… My husband saw this and asked me why I never blog recipes like this :(

  10. Your quark creations always look so delicious! The cherry balsamic sauce looks fantastic on this cheesecake. I want to run out and buy more cherries right now.

  11. Your baking skills never cease to amaze me. Sinfully beautiful, almost don’t want to eat it. That beautiful :)

  12. Such a lovely , delicious creation.. salivating!

  13. Such a gorgeous cheesecake! I want to try quark, since I love making my own ricotta and mascarpone. I could eat cherries all year long, they´re my favorite stone fruit. Get ready for Baking with Julia, it´s such a great book. We´re using it for our Tuesdays with Dorie group.
    Happy Baking!

  14. You seriously tempt me to leave everything and make some dessert asp.. BTW got loads of fruits from Nainital… going to check your blog for using them :)

  15. cherries are my favorite too….love the decadent cheesecake

  16. Hi Deeba,
    Yet another lovely recipe with cherries. I have loads of cherries….froze it for later use. I intend to try this one, but thinking of replacing the balsamic with cherry pit vinegar I made. It’s cherry pits with white wine vinegar. It has almond undertones with the typical vinegary pungency. Hope it works. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    Cheryl

    • Cherry pit vinegar sounds amazing Cheryl…and now you have me weeping! I think of all the pits that I’ve disposed off when I could well have used them ‘further’. I love the thought of almond undertones with vinegar pungency…genius! Do you have the recipe posted? Bookmark for next season!

  17. I have the cookbook, it’s a really nice gift. Would eat a piece of that cake now, looks so yummy!

  18. This is the best looking cheesecake I’ve seen in a long time. It looks fantastic and super delicious.

  19. Stunning! Wow! I want to try this – I am nuts for cherry and chocolate as you are. I have never been crazy about cheesecake, though but that is because of the cream cheese. I love using quark and I think this would make a lighter cheesecake. Fabulous. And those chicken in puff pastry? Oooh gorgeous!

  20. This looks so good. I’ve always wanted to try making quark, but with nothing to compare it with, can’t know if it turned out correct or not. Maybe when they’re finally available in the stores!

  21. sanjeev k says:

    Recently imade this for my love and she loved the surprise gift. But when she asked about the source of recipe ,i did not told her. I want to give her more surprises.

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