Lemon cream cheesecake

Lemon cream cheesecake

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  • 6
  • Easy
  • 10 minutes
  • 30 minutes
  • Fairview La Beryl Blanc Straw Wine 2014


  • For the base:
  • 2 x 200 g Tennis biscuits packets
  • 160 g desiccated coconut, toasted
  • 250 g butter, melted
  • Salt, a pinch
  • For the filling:
  • 2 x 250 g cream cheese tubs
  • 2 x 398 g condensed milk cans
  • 4 free-range egg yolks
  • 2 T lemon zest
  • ¾ cup fresh lemon juice
  • For the topping:
  • 4 free-range egg whites
  • 220 g caster sugar
  • ¼ cup desiccated coconut
  • 50 g pecan nuts, chopped

Cooking Instructions

Preheat the oven to 220°C and lightly grease two 22 cm tart tins, or one 44 cm tin with cooking spray or butter. Process the biscuits in a blender until they resemble breadcrumbs.

Mix the biscuit with the coconut, butter and salt. Transfer to the prepared tart tin and press the mixture down to form the base and sides.

To make the filling, whisk the cream cheese until smooth, adding the condensed milk a little at a time, until combined. Stir in the egg yolks, then add the lemon zest and juice and mix to combine.

Pour the filling over the base and bake for 15 minutes, or until set. Remove from the oven and cool.

To make the topping, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Add the sugar a little at a time, while beating, until stiff peaks form. Spoon onto the the cooled tart and scatter with the coconut and nuts. Bake for 15–20 minutes, or until the meringue is golden.

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Siba Mtongana is a South African celebrity chef and television presenter known as the host of The Cooking Channel show Siba's Table.

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