Lemon meringue pie cheesecake

    5 hours 30 min

    Cheesecake and lemon meringue pie come together in this decadent lemon meringue cheesecake dessert. This can be made the day before and kept in the fridge. In fact, I think it tastes even better the day after like most cheesecakes. Make sure not to cover it or your meringue may collapse.

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    Serves: 16 

    • 360g shortbread biscuit crumbs
    • 55g melted butter
    • 675g cream cheese
    • 225g soured cream
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 4 eggs
    • 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 lemon, zested
    • 4 egg whites
    • 50g caster sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar (optional)
    • 400g lemon curd

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr10min  ›  Extra time:4hr chilling  ›  Ready in:5hr30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 160 C / Gas 3.
    2. Mix biscuit crumbs and melted butter together in a bowl until evenly combined; press into the bottom of a 23cm cheesecake tin.
    3. Beat cream cheese, soured cream and 200g caster sugar together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix lemon juice, vanilla extract and lemon zest into cream cheese mixture, scraping bottom and sides of the bowl. Spread mixture over biscuit base in the tin.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until almost set in the centre, about 1 hour. Cool to room temperature and refrigerate until completely cooled, at least 3 to 4 hours.
    5. Preheat oven to 160 C / Gas 3.
    6. Beat egg whites in a bowl using an electric mixer until soft peaks form; add 50g caster sugar and cream of tartar and beat until stiff, but not dry, peaks form.
    7. Spread lemon curd over cheesecake. Mound whipped egg whites over the curd, sealing around all the edges.
    8. Bake in the preheated oven until meringue is golden brown, about 10 minutes. Chill uncovered in the fridge, about 1 hour.

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    Really great pudding. Looked great tasted great. Bit worried if it would set, looked like it was leaking out in the oven, but it set really well.  -  12 Apr 2018