Lemon Cheesecake Slice Recipe
We sometimes find baked cheesecakes a bit dry; this one is very soft and creamy. It has a buttery biscuit base, a lemony filling and a topping of sweetened whipped cream. If we are serving this cheesecake as a dessert, we serve it with berries and ice cream.
Makes about 18 pieces (4.5cm by 6cm).
We use a 20ml tablespoon and 250ml measuring cup for all of our recipes.
200g Nice biscuits (we use Arnott's brand)
95g butter, melted (the amount you need may vary, depending on the type of biscuits you use)
112g (1/2 cup) caster sugar
250g cream cheese, softened
1 large egg (we use eggs with a minimum weight of 59 grams)
62ml (1/4 cup) lemon juice
125ml (1/2 cup) thickened cream (35 percent fat)
188ml (3/4 cup) thickened cream (35 percent fat)
1 tablespoon caster or icing sugar
You will need an 18cm by 28cm slice pan or baking dish. If using a pan, line it with baking paper. Preheat oven to 170 degrees Celsius (150 degrees Celsius fan-forced).
Use a food processor or blender to finely crush biscuits. Combine crushed biscuits with melted butter and firmly press into the base of the prepared pan. © exclusivelyfood.com.au
Place sugar, cream cheese, and egg in a food processor.
Process on low speed for about 45 seconds to break up the cream cheese. Increase the speed to medium and process until completely smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides and base of the bowl a couple of times. Add lemon juice and cream and process until combined.
Pour cheesecake mixture over base and bake for about 22-27 minutes. The slice should not have browned at all and will still be a very pale lemon colour. It will be wobbly when shaken. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the pan/dish at room temperature for 30 minutes (the slice will continue to firm up during this time).
Refrigerate until cold.
Using electric hand beaters, whip cream and sugar together in a medium bowl until thick. Spread whipped cream over cold slice.
Cut the slice into bars to serve. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container. © www.exclusivelyfood.com.au