New York lemon cheesecake

This is an American style baked cheesecake, but without the crumbly biscuit base (which is not so easy to swallow). Try with different toppings if preferred.

Preparation time:15 - 20 minutes

Serves:4 - 6

Cooking time:30 minutes, plus 5 hours to chill

  • Ingredients
    • 4 standard packs of cream cheese (approximately 200g each)
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 150g sugar
    • 60ml lemon juice



    • 1 tbsp sugar
    • 1 tbsp grated lemon rind
    • 225ml sour cream
  • Method
    1. Combine the lemon juice and cream cheese and cream together.
    2. Add the beaten eggs and sugar. Beat until fluffy.
    3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes (170° C, 150° C fan oven, gas mark 3).
    4. Remove from oven and allow to cool for at least 5 minutes, but leave the oven on.
    5. Mix together the ingredients for the topping and spread over the cheesecake.
    6. Return to oven and bake for another 10 minutes.
    7. Chill for at least 5 hours before serving.