Recipes

Swedish-Style Strawberry Cheesecake

Ground almonds lend their nutty richness to this delicate summer dessert.

  • Serves

    serves 8

  • Cook

    2 hours 30 minutes

PHOTOGRAPHY BY PAOLA + MURRAY; FOOD STYLING BY REBECCA JURKEVICH; PROP STYLING BY SOPHIE STRANGIO

By Asa Johansson


Updated on May 27, 2022

Ground almonds and full-fat cottage cheese lend body and flavor to this delicate and creamy strawberry cheesecake from Asa Johansson, a gardener and writer who lived on the Swedish island of Oland. For the Midsummer holiday, she served the cake with clouds of whipped cream and ripe berries.

Featured in: "A Midsummer's Dream."

Ingredients

  • ¾ cups sugar, divided
  • 6 cups quartered strawberries
  • ½ cups finely chopped fresh mint
  • Unsalted butter, for greasing
  • ¾ cups blanched almonds
  • 2¼ cups cottage cheese, drained overnight
  • ¾ cups heavy cream
  • ¾ cups whole milk
  • ¼ all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • Confectioners’ sugar, for garnish
  • Whipped cream, for serving

Instructions

instruction 0

In a large bowl, stir 1⁄3 cup sugar, the strawberries, and the mint; set aside to macerate at room temperature for 1 hour.

instruction 1

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 3-quart oval baking dish with butter and set it aside.

instruction 2

Pulse the remaining sugar and the almonds in a food processor until finely ground. Add the cottage cheese, cream, milk, flour, and eggs and puree until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl with a silicone spatula as needed to combine. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish, then transfer to the oven and bake until browned and slightly puffed, 45–60 minutes.

instruction 3

Cool the cake slightly, then dust with confectioners’ sugar and serve with the reserved strawberries and whipped cream.

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