Lime and Mint Cheesecake

    9 hours 25 min

    A light and tangy cheesecake for those warm summer afternoons. It is worth the time, this one's a favourite with us.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1 (23cm) prepared digestive biscuit base
    • 500g cream cheese
    • 220g caster sugar
    • 4 eggs, and 1 extra egg yolk
    • grated zest and juice of 2 limes
    • 400ml soured cream
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped mint (important, dried mint will not give the same flavour)
    • raspberries to serve

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Extra time:8hr chilling  ›  Ready in:9hr25min 

    1. Preheat oven to 150 C / Gas 2. Ensure your biscuit base is prepared, ideally in a 23cm springform cake tin. Pour boiling water to come halfway up the sides of a deep tin and place tin in the bottom of the oven.
    2. Combine the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add the eggs, extra egg yolk, lime juice and zest and mix until well combined. Add the soured cream and vanilla and mix until smooth and combined. Stir through the fresh chopped mint.
    3. Spoon the mixture over the prepared base and bake in oven for 1 hour (cheesecake will still have a definite wobble in the centre).
    4. Turn oven off and leave cheesecake to cool in the oven for a further hour.
    5. Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool completely before covering and placing in the fridge to chill overnight.
    6. Serve topped with raspberries and a little vanilla ice cream.

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    If you are in need of a digestive biscuit base recipe, try this.

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    This sounds good, but before I start, could you tell me do I place the cheescake tin inside the tin of water on the oven bottom, or place it on another shelf? Thanks, Orangepekoe  -  06 Dec 2010