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Lemon Cheesecake


For the base

  • Position the oven rack to the middle level. Preheat the oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Pulse the sandwich cookies in a food processor, until they become crumbs. Add the butter and the lemon zest and pulse until completely combined.
  • Press the mixture into a round 23 cm cake pan.
  • Bake for about 3-5 minutes, until the base becomes firm and golden brown. Allow to cool for at least 30 minutes.

For the lemon curd

  • While the base is cooling, prepare the lemon curd. Mix the egg, egg yolk, sugar and salt in a small pan. Add the lemon juice and cook for about 3 minutes over medium to low heat. Stir constantly, until the mixture thickens and looks like a pudding.
  • Remove from heat and add the butter and heavy cream. Pass the mixture through a sieve and drip into a bowl. Refrigerate until completely chilled.

For the filling

  • In a small bowl, add the lemon juice and the gelatin sheets. Let them soak for about 5 minutes, until the gelatin softens.
  • Place the bowl in the microwave for 30” set at 800 watts, until the gelatin sheets dissolve completely and small bubbles start to form around the edges of the mixture. Set aside.
  • Beat the cream cheese, sugar and salt in a mixer, for 2 minutes on medium heat, until smooth and creamy.
  • Slowly add the heavy cream and beat for another 2 minutes or until the mixture starts to become fluffy. Add the gelatin mixture and ¼ cup of the lemon curd. Beat for 3 minutes on medium to high speed, until light and fluffy.
  •  Pour the mixture over the base and smooth the top with a knife.
  • Use the remaining lemon curd to make horizontal lines, parallel to one another over the top of the cheesecake. Now, use a knife to make vertical lines over the horizontal ones, in this way creating small square shapes or what is called a marble effect, with the lemon curd.
  • Refrigerate for at least 6 hours. Remove from cake pan and serve.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
17 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
26 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
55 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
13 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
32 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
22 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
3 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
14 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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