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Classic lemon cheesecake

Stick to the classics, they're classic for a reason.
Classic lemon cheesecake

This lemon cheesecake has an easy biscuit base and a smooth and creamy citrus filling, grab a slice before it’s gobbled up!

The zest of lemon perfectly cuts through the rich sweetness of the cheesecake for a delightful after-dinner treat.

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Combine biscuit crumbs, butter and cinnamon in a bowl. Press firmly into base and sides of a foil- or plastic wrap-lined 20cm pie plate. Chill until firm.


Make filling by using an electric mixer to beat cream cheese until smooth. Gradually stir in condensed milk, followed by lemon juice, lemon rind and vanilla essence until creamy. Pour into shell.


Chill overnight before serving with cream and extra lemon and lime rind.

A 250g packet of biscuits makes more crumbs than required. Use crumbs to sprinkle over ice-cream or add to crumble toppings. Biscuit crumbs can also be kept in freezer.


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