Lemon Myrtle Cheesecake Recipe

Course: Dessert, No Bake
Cuisine: Australian
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 692 kcal
Author: Sara McCleary
This cheesecake has become a firm family favourite. Lemon myrtle just works magic into a boring old cheesecake. The nuts in the base add a lovely unexpected surprise. This non-bake recipe is very light as well. I do hope you enjoy one of my favourite cheesecakes.
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Ingredients

  • 250 grams plain sweet biscuits crushed
  • 125 grams macadamia nuts toasted and crushed
  • 50 grams shredded coconut toasted
  • 125 grams butter melted
  • 1 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 500 grams cream cheese softened
  • 600 ml cream
  • 2 tablespoons lemon myrtle leaf ground
  • 3 1/2 gelatine leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl place crushed biscuits, macadamia nuts, coconut, butter and 1/2 cup of the caster sugar. Mix until all ingredients are completely combined.
  2. In a 26cm round spring form pan press crumbs in to the bottom and up the sides to form your shell. Press firmly, you may wish to use the bottom of a glass to assist you. Place pan in the fridge to chill until your filling is ready.
  3. Place gelatine leaves in a bowl and cover with cold water. Allow to soften. Once softened, squeeze out excess water and place in a small saucepan, add 3T of the softening water. Over low heat melt the gelatine. Take off heat and set aside
  4. Place cream cheese, sugar, lemon myrtle and vanilla in the bowl for your stand mixer. If not using a stand mixer place in a large bowl. Beat until mixture is very smooth and creamy.
  5. Slowly add the, now cooled (but still liquid), gelatine to the cream cheese mixture, turn the speed up and keep beating on high for 5 minutes. Reduce speed and slowly pour in the cream. Continue to beat until well combined.
  6. Remove shell from the fridge and pour in cream cheese mixture. Place cheesecake in fridge to chill and set. Once set it is ready to serve.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Myrtle Cheesecake Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 692 Calories from Fat 495
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 55g 85%
Saturated Fat 28g 140%
Cholesterol 140mg 47%
Sodium 349mg 15%
Potassium 175mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 45g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 31g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 32.6%
Vitamin C 2.8%
Calcium 9.7%
Iron 7.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.