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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. 




lemon cheesecake
lemon cheesecake in the tin it was baked in

lemon cheesecake

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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr 10 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 20 mins
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Freezes Well
Servings: 6 servings
Cost per portion 43p
Calories: 706kcal
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  • 500 g natural yoghurt ASDA smartprice
  • 300 g soft cheese ASDA smartprice
  • 1 lemon
  • 200 g sugar
  • 5 eggs

Crumb Base

  • 300 g biscuits 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.


  • Oven: Preheat to 170c/325F/Gas 3
  • 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.


Use orange or lime instead of lemon for a change


Nutrition Facts
lemon cheesecake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 706 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 211mg70%
Sodium 675mg29%
Potassium 255mg7%
Carbohydrates 71g24%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 45g50%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 327IU7%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 501mg50%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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