Zesty Lemon Cheesecake
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  • Prep time 30 '
  • Total time 270 '


  • 150 g digestive biscuit crumbs
  • 50 g unsalted butter, melted
  • 5 leaves gelatine
  • 275 ml whipping cream
  • 280 g Philadelphia Original
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • Finely grated zest of 2 limes
  • Finely grated zest and juice of 2 small lemons


  • To make the base:
    Combine together the biscuit crumbs and melted butter and press into the base of an 20 cm loose-bottomed cake tin and chill whilst preparing the filling.
  • To make the filling:
    Soak the gelatine in a bowl of cold water until softened, then drain well. Meanwhile heat 75 ml of the cream until warm. Add the softened gelatine and stir until melted. Whip the remaining cream until thick. Mix together the Philadelphia and sugar until smooth. Gradually whisk the lemon juice and lemon and lime zests and gelatine cream into the Philadelphia mixture. Then fold in the whipped cream. Spoon the mixture over the biscuit base and smooth the surface. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until set.
  • To decorate:
    If liked, serve decorated with a little more lemon and lime zest.


  • A serving of this recipe should be seen as a treat – best enjoyed occasionally as part of a balanced diet.

Nutritional Information

Typical values Per Serving
Energy 1327.5 kj
Energy 317.0 kcal
Fat 24.0 g
Carb 21.8 g
Protein 3.7 g
Saturated fat 15.0 g
Salt 0.4 g
Dietary fibre 0.7 g
Sugars 14.8 g