How to Make Cheesecake Topping

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Any kind of fruit can make a great topping for smooth, creamy homemade cheesecake, but kiwis are especially delicious because the tartness of the kiwi is a delightful contrast to the sweetness of the cheesecake. It's easy to make and only requires a few minutes of time. Next time you make a cheesecake, give kiwi a try, and you won't be sorry.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Cheesecake, baked and cooled
  • About 2 cups of fresh kiwi or other fruit
  • Sugar
  • Sharp serrated knife
  • Cutting board
  • Medium sized saucepan
  • Dessert plates

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  1. 1

    Place the kiwis on a cutting board and cut off each end with a sharp serrated knife.

  2. 2

    Peel thin strips of skin off the kiwi from top to bottom, working around each kiwi. Make sure to remove all of the skin before proceeding.

  3. 3

    Chop the kiwis into pieces until you have about 2 cups worth. Don't make the chunks too small, because they need to be large enough to withstand heating and stirring.

  4. 4

    Place the pieces of kiwi in a small saucepan, and add just enough sugar to coat the fruit.

  5. 5

    Turn the burner on medium and cook the kiwi for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring very carefully so the kiwi pieces don't mash or break down. Allow the fruit to cool before serving.

  6. 6

    Cut the cooled cheesecake into serving-size pieces and place them on dessert plates.

  7. 7

    Spoon a small amount of kiwi over each piece, and serve.

Tips and warnings

  • Other fruits can be prepared in the same way as kiwi, with delicious results. Experiment with your favorite fruits to create a custom cheesecake topping. A combination of fruits is delicious as well.

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