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Lemon Cheesecake

lemon cheesecake

I love this cheesecake. You could also use an orange or a lime or two, instead of the lemon to make this. 




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lemon cheesecake

mix it up by using an orange or lime
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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr 10 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: English
Keyword: budget meals, cheap family recipes
Dietary Requirements: Freezes Well, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 servings
Cost per portion 43p
Calories: 705kcal
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  • 500 g natural yoghurt ASDA smartprice
  • 300 g soft cheese ASDA smartprice
  • 1 lemon
  • 240 g sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 300 g ginger nuts ASDA smartprice
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil



  • Put the biscuits and oil in a food processor and mix together. Once the mixture comes together in a clump, take out of the processor and press it into the bottom of a cake tin. Chill this whilst you prepare the cheesecake.


  • Chop up lemon into large chunks, removing seeds as necessary.
  • Combine lemon chunks, yoghurt, soft cheese, sugar and eggs into a blender or food processor and blend until completely pulverised.
  • Pour the filling mixture into the cheesecake base and cook for 1 hour, checking after 50 minutes.
  • Click here to start a 50 minute timer
  • The top should be golden-coloured and completely set. Let the cheesecake cool at room temperature. Once the tin no longer feels warm, put into the fridge for several hours before serving, but ideally overnight.


Oven: Preheat to 170c/325F/Gas 3
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Nutrition Facts
lemon cheesecake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 705 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 212mg71%
Sodium 514mg22%
Potassium 324mg9%
Carbohydrates 80g27%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 54g60%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 995IU20%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 193mg19%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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