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Quick and healthy lemon cheesecake

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I like having my cake and eating it, which means healthier without using fake ingredients like non fat yoghurt and sweeteners. This isn’t a fancy cheesecake, it is meant to be a midweek pudding/dessert cheesecake. It’s super quick so doesn’t have the fancy layers but you can easily create that by firming the digestive/cream cheese mixture into the bottom of a dish, spooning the yoghurt on top and sprinkling on the zest.

3 digestive biscuits or graham crackers

70g/3oz cream cheese

Heaped tablespoon yoghurt

Zest of a lemon

Crush the digestive biscuits using the back of a spoon (I used an old fashioned tablespoon), a rolling pin (put them in a bag first if you’re going to use this method) or in a food processor. I like the spoon method as no washing up is then required.

Combine all the ingredients well. For extra lemoniness, slowly beat half the juice of a lemon into the cream cheese before mixing. If you have a sweet tooth, add a squirt of honey, date/maple/ginger syrup or agave nectar.

Scarf down. Feeds 2 people/1 person who has a passion for cheesecake/3 fashionistas. Yum.

Variations – (UK) Hobnobs, chocolate digestives, bourbons, custard creams, ginger nuts. (US) Honey graham crackers, Oreos, Nutter Butter, vanilla wafers, ginger snaps. [Edited] (AUS) Shredded Wheatmeal, Milk Coffee, Ginger Snaps, Anzac Biscuits, Arrowroot biscuits.

Dairy free or vegan – use silken tofu or soy cream cheese instead of cream cheese and soy yoghurt instead of yoghurt.

Gluten or wheat free – use gluten free biscuits or cooked polenta/cornmeal.


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4 thoughts on “Quick and healthy lemon cheesecake

  1. Hi..thanks for great recipe… Aussie biscuits to potentially use: Shredded Wheatmeal or McVitie’s Original Digestives, Milk Coffee, Ginger Snaps, Anzac Biscuits, Arrowroot biscuits.

    Posted by Susan | February 9, 2011, 9:58 pm
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