Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Summer strawberry recipes with Philly cheese

Anyone for tennis ?! Well, whatever your answer, and even if Wimbledon gets rained off, these delicious and surprising strawberry recipes using Philly cheese sound perfect for getting a taste of sunshine on your plate. I can't wait to try some of these out.


Strawberry Philly Meringues

portions: 8
Prep time: 15 minutes


250 g Philadelphia Original
50 g icing sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
400 g fresh strawberries
8 meringue nests, either homemade or shop bought
approx. 80g strawberry dessert sauce


1.Whisk together the Philly, icing sugar and vanilla extract.

2.Roughly chop the strawberries into small bite size pieces and stir into the Philly mixture. Divide this evenly between the meringue nests.

3.Drizzle the dessert sauce over the nests and if liked dust with a little icing sugar. Best served straight away.

Nutritional Information (per portion)
Energy 859 kJ/205 kcal
Protein 2.9g
Fat 7.6g of which Saturated Fat 5g
Carbohydrate 32.799g


Strawberry Macaroons with Lemon Curd Philly 

portions: 25

Prep time: 20 minutes

2 large lemons (juice and zest of)
2 large eggs
175 g caster sugar
115 g butter
1 dessert spoon corn flour
200 g Philadelphia Original
30 strawberry macaroon cases


1.Whish the eggs in a small saucepan, add the lemon juice, zest, sugar, butter and corn flour. Allow to simmer while constantly whisking for 8-10 minutes until the mixture thickens. Don’t allow it to boil.

2.Once the mixture is thick, turn off the heat and allow to cool completely before folding into the Philly.

3.Pour into a piping bag and pipe onto the bottom case of the macaroons, sandwich with the top and serve.

Nutritional Information (per portion 30)
Energy 427kJ/102kcal
Protein 1.4g
Fat 6.8g of which Saturated Fat 3.9g
Carbohydrate 9.6g


In A Flash Strawberry Philly Tart

servings: 8

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Chill time: 30 minutes


1 ready prepared 20 cm sweet pastry case
4 tbsp redcurrant jelly or raspberry jam
250 g Philadelphia Original
100 ml Greek yogurt
40 g icing sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
250 g fresh strawberries, hulled and halved


1.Pop the pastry case on a serving plate and spread the base with the jelly/jam.

2.Mix together the Philly, yogurt, icing sugar and vanilla. Spread in to the pastry case. Arrange the strawberry halves over the filling. Chill before serving.

Nutritional Information (per serving)
Energy 1269kJ/303kcal
Protein 4.9g
Fat 18.1g of which Saturated Fat 9.3g
Carbohydrate 30.6g of which Sugars 17.7g
Sodium*0.16g *Equivalent as Salt 0.4g
Fibre (Englyst)0.7g

Prepared sweet pastry cases are available from most major supermarkets.


Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

scoops: 10

Prep time: 20 minutes
Freeze time: 24 hours

200 g Philadelphia Original
300 ml condensed milk
150 ml crème fraiche
Grated rind of 1 lemon
125 g fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
3 tbsp strawberry conserve
50 g digestive biscuits, roughly chopped


1.Mix together the Philly, condensed milk, crème fraiche and lemon rind. Spoon into a freezer proof container and freeze for about 4 hours or until semi frozen.

2.Meanwhile, put the strawberries and conserve into a blender or food process and puree together.

3.Remove the ice cream from the freezer and whisk to break up the ice crystals. Stir in the strawberry puree and the crumbled biscuits. Spoon back into the freezer proof container. Freeze until completely frozen, preferably overnight. Remove from the freezer about 20-30 minutes before serving to soften slightly. Serve in scoops decorated if likes with some fresh strawberries.

Nutritional Information (per scoop)
Energy 1039kJ/248kcal
Protein 4.5g
Fat 14.9g of which Saturated Fat 9.6g
Carbohydrate 25.5g of which Sugars 22.6g
Sodium *0.2g *Equivalent as Salt 0.5g
Fibre (Englyst)0.3g

If liked use raspberries and raspberry conserve in place of strawberries.


Strawberry Slices with Strawberry Cream

glasses: 6

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Chill time: 2 hours

500 g fresh strawberries
1 sachet (11g) powdered gelatine
200 ml double cream
300 g Philadelphia Light
2 tbsp orange liqueur
100 g caster sugar


1.Reserve 6 strawberries for decoration. Hull and slice the rest. Put 3 tablespoon water into a small basin and sprinkle on the gelatine. Stand the basin over a saucepan of hot water and heat until dissolved.

2.Put the cream into a small saucepan and heat gently until almost boiling. Remove from the heat and stir in the dissolved gelatine and leave to cool but not set.

3.Divide the strawberry slices between 6 dessert glasses.

4.Whisk together the Philly, liqueur and sugar. Stir in the cooled cream then pour the mixture over the strawberry slices. Chill for about 2 hours or until set. Serve decorated with the reserved strawberries.

Nutritional Information (per glass)
Energy 1466kJ/350kcal
Protein 6.798g
Fat 23.698g of which Saturated Fat 14.9g
Carbohydrate 26.1g

Mango Mousse with Strawberry Sorbet

Serves: 14

Prep time: 1 hour
Chill time: 8 hours



75 g butter
250 g digestive biscuits

Mandarin jelly:

375 g stock syrup (190g caster sugar, 190ml water)
7 leaves gelatine, softened in water
500 g mandarin puree


375 g stock syrup (190g caster sugar, 190ml water)
1/2 vanilla pod
7 leaves gelatine, softened in water
325 ml whipping cream
5 egg yolks (pasteurized)
175 g caster sugar
350 g Philadelphia Original Light
zest of 1/4 orange
zest of 1/4 lemon
140 ml Champagne


1.Base: Melt the butter over a low heat. Crush the digestive biscuits to a fine crumb. Stir in the melted butter and mix well. Press the mixture into a lightly greased 8 inch/20cm loose bottom cake tin. Leave in a cool place or refrigerate to harden a little.

2.Jelly: Boil the stock syrup and add in the softened gelatine. Add in the puree and mix together. Pour 2/3 of the jelly into a 6 inch/15cm cake tin lined at the bottom with cling film. Freeze.

3.Cheesecake: Bring 1/2 of the elderflower syrup to the boil with the scraped out vanilla pod, reserving the seeds. When boiled add in the softened gelatine and mix; then pour into the remaining cold elderflower syrup. Lightly whip the cream and set aside. Whisk the egg yolks and sugar together to make a sabayon.

4.Beat the Philadelphia Light with the vanilla seeds, orange and lemon zests until fairly smooth. Add in the Champagne and continue to beat until smooth. Add in the sabayon, and then fold in by hand the whipped cream. Lastly fold in the cooled elderflower/gelatine mixture.

5.Take the biscuit base and fill the tin just over a 1/4 full with the cheesecake mixture. De-mould the jelly and place in the centre of the tin with the cheesecake mixture in. Fill the tin with the remaining cheesecake mixture until 2cm from the top. Leave to set. Once set, fill tin to the top with remaining jelly.

Nutritional Information (per Serves)
Energy 2006kJ/479kcal
Protein 6.3g
Fat 27.5g of which Saturated Fat 0g
Carbohydrate 53g of which Sugars 0g
Sodium*0g *Equivalent as Salt 0g
Fibre (Englyst) 0g
Serving suggestion: mandarin segments and orange sauce.


Strawberry Cheesecake Sundae

Serves: 4

Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes

4 digestives, crushed
150 g strawberries, quartered
120 g Philadelphia Light, softened
1 tbsp icing sugar, sieved
1 tsp vanilla extract
fresh mint leaves, to garnish


1.Place crushed digestives into the bottom of small glasses or ramekins. Tumble the fresh strawberries on top.

2.Beat together the Philly, icing sugar and vanilla until smooth. Spoon this mixture carefully over the strawberries.

3.Garnish with small, fresh mint leaves and enjoy.

Nutritional Information (per serving)
Energy 614kJ/147kcal
Protein 3.7g
Fat 6.5g of which Saturated Fat 3.6g
Carbohydrate 19g of which Sugars 10.7g
Sodium*0.2g *Equivalent as Salt 0.5g
Fibre (Englyst) 0.9g
Cook's tip: to make a lighter version use light digestives and Philadelphia Extra Light.


for more recipes and information : http://www.philadelphia.co.uk/

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  1. Got strawberrys going red in the garden so these are great receipes thanks :)

  2. these look great, my kids love strawberries so sure to be a winner with them!

  3. wow! all of these look so good! i cant decide what i would like to make first! you have spoilt us yet again with your fab posts and fab give-aways! :) thank you :) xox

  4. I tried the first one too-delicious!

  5. I love the fact that you can do so much more with good old philly other than spread it on a cracker.

  6. Oh my, which recipe to try first! The ice cream, I think.

  7. all these fab recipes have made me feel hungry x

  8. OMG the Strawberry Macaroons with Lemon Curd Philly are a GO!!! YUM!!! :)

  9. Oh my goodness will have to try some of these! The yummy looking Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream is the one I want to try first my neice will love making this and might try it with raspberries as well!

  10. These all look amazing!Philly is on 2 for 1 at the supermarket this week and I have some coupons so I might treat myself!

  11. Yum! They all look lovely! I might have to try 1 or 2 of the recipes


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