Good day from the Queen of Quark!
I had a lovely time on my morning run, but I wanted to get it in early because today at the castle I’m having a few special guests over: my mother and aunts.
Because I want to entertain my family and I care about what they eat and drink, I want to make sure that the food I serve is delicious as well as nutritious, even at our afternoon tea. That’s why I’m making my delicious Baked Quark Cheesecake with Mango.
Quark is my absolute favorite ingredient, and it’s hard to choose which is my absolute favorite Quark recipe because it’s such a versatile cheese!
But if I had to choose my favorite Quark dessert recipe of all time, it might very well be this healthy mango cheesecake.
I’m so excited to serve this recipe using Quark cheese to my guests. In fact, I’m proud to serve it to them, because I know they’ll love the rich, smooth texture and exquisite flavor, as well as the healthy attributes.
The mango brightens up the flavor, as do the fresh berries used as a garnish at the end.
And mango is an especially interesting fruit, because it has antioxidant compounds (such as isoquercetrin, gallic acid and fisetin) which have been found to be effective in protecting against certain kinds of cancer.
It contains eggs which, as you know, are rich in protein and surprisingly low in calories (about 75 each, and that’s fewer than the average apple!).
I never feel guilty about using eggs in a recipe, even though they sometimes get a bad reputation because of the high levels of cholesterol. However, recent studies show that, when eaten in moderation, eggs are perfectly healthy.
Another healthy ingredient in this cheesecake is yogurt. Yogurt is great because it has protein, vitamins B-2 and B-12, potassium, magnesium, and calcium.
When you use the low-fat version of yogurt, you’re also reducing your calorie intake. Some people wonder which is better, yogurt vs. Quark. In that battle, Quark wins every time.
Well, I have to dash off and start making my healthy mango cheesecake right now. Why don’t you gather your ingredients so we can make one together?
Baked Quark Cheesecake with Mango
- 1 1/4 cups Quark (homemade or store bought)
- 1/3 cup sugar or other sweetener
- 3 eggs
- 3 1/2 oz chocolate chip cookies
- 3 tbsp low-fat yogurt
- Blueberries and/or raspberries and/or strawberries
- For the topping, mix the Quark, sugar, mango and eggs together. Add yogurt and set aside.
- For the base, melt the butter and crush the cookies. (I put the cookies in a Ziplock bag and then crush them with a jar or a rolling pin). Mix them together and press them into the bottom of the pan.
- Then pour topping in until you’ve covered the entire base.
- Bake for one hour at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and remove the cake after it has cooled.
- Decorate with fruit, such as blueberries, raspberries or strawberries.
- Cut and serve with joy!