lime cheesecake recipe

    No bake fresh lime cheesecake recipe with mint sugar

    July 12, 2016

    A fresh twist on an old favourite, this lime cheesecake recipe is somewhat indulgent but we'll forgive you! The mint sugar adds a delicious fragrant crunch.

    • Prep: 30 mins
    lime cheesecake recipe

    Ingredients

    For the mint sugar

    15 g fresh mint leaves

    110 g sugar

    for the base

    175 g digestive biscuits

    75 g butter, melted

    For the filling

    350 g cream cheese

    grated zest and juice of half a lemon

    grated zest and juice of 3 limes

    115 g caster sugar

    150 g double cream

    Directions

    For the mint sugar

    1Put the sugar and mint leaves into a food processer and pulse until well combined and all the mint leaves are fine. Set aside to use later.

    For the base

    1Preheat the oven the oven to 170°C.

    2Put the digestive biscuits into a plastic food bag and crush with a rolling pin into fine crumbs

    3Combine with the melted butter.

    4Press the biscuit mixture evenly into the bottom of a loose bottomed flan tin.

    5Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes. Remove and allow to cool before placing in the fridge to chill.

    For the filling

    1In a large mixing bowl, put the cream cheese, sugar, lemon zest and juice and lime zest and juice and mix well.

    2Whisk the double cream, until soft peaks form. Then fold into the cream cheese mixture.

    3Ensure the base is fully chilled. Pour the mixture over the biscuit base and level wth a spatula.

    4Place in the fridge to chill overnight

    5Serve with a sprinkling of mint sugar and a garnish of lime slices.

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