Recipe

Bistro cheesecake

With a hint of lemon and mixed spice, this easy cheesecake proves how simplicity can often be the key to a winning dish.

  • 3 hrs 30 mins preparation chill time
  • 50 mins cooking
  • Serves 10
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Ingredients

Bistro cheesecake
  • 250 gram plain sweet biscuits
  • 125 gram butter, melted
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup (165g) caster sugar
  • 500 gram cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon rind
  • 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice

Method

Bistro cheesecake
  • 1
    Process biscuits until fine. Add butter, process until combined. Press mixture over base and sides of 20cm springform tin. Place tin on oven tray; refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • 2
    Preheat oven to 160ºC (140ºC fan-forced).
  • 3
    Make filling by beating eggs and sugar in small bowl with electric mixer until thick and creamy. Beat cheese and rind in medium bowl with electric mixer until smooth. Add egg mixture to cheese mixture; beat until combined.
  • 4
    Pour filling into tin; bake about 50 minutes. Cool in oven with door ajar. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight.
  • 5
    Serve cheesecake sprinkled with mixed spice.

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