Cottage cheese cheesecake

    1 hour 10 min

    A simple cheesecake made from cottage cheese, not cream cheese. It's lower in calories and fat than the average cheesecake. Serve with fresh berries or your favourite topping.

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    Makes: 1 20cm square cheesecake

    • 50g unsalted butter
    • 85g digestive biscuits, crushed into crumbs
    • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 450g cottage cheese
    • 125ml milk
    • 2 eggs
    • 3 tablespoons plain flour
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 125g caster sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3. Melt butter in a 20cm square dish. Stir in biscuit crumbs, 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Pat over bottom and onto sides of dish. Set aside.
    2. In a liquidiser, combine cottage cheese, milk, eggs, flour, lemon juice, vanilla, 130g sugar and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Blend until smooth. Pour into prepared base.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven for 60 minutes or until filling is firm. Allow to cool completely.

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    A very nice cheesecake with a traditional baked texture. It would be good to have a calorie count with the recipe. I used lime juice rather than lemon juice for a bit more zing.  -  12 Jun 2013


    very good. I omitted the milk as advised on the US version for Oma's and left out the salt and vanilla. Cannot understand why vanilla and lemon. I am diabetic and have not yet worked out the mysteries of sugar substitutes so used 1 tblsp of sugar as I imagine I would need some sugar to counteract the souring of the cheese and lemon. Whisked the mixture in a bowl and just sprinkled some biscuit crumbs on the base to add a bit of crunch and still keep the carbs down. I have since found a recipe for low carb amaretti biscuits so i might use those in future and flavour with coffee or chocolate. Served with raspberries and extra thick cream. Definitely did not need more sugar. Thank you. Will certainly make again but if we have guests it would only be a side serving to a main feature of something like fresh berries and cream.  -  01 Jan 2017


    I made this and couldn't even tell it was cottage cheese. I used the lowfat kind, didn't put the milk in and used 1/3 cup honey in place of the sugar. It was amazing. We ate the whole thing and didn't feel guilty about it. Next time I'll try doubling the recipe for an even thicker cake.  -  23 Sep 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)