American Lemon Cheesecake

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1.5 cups - digestive biscuit crumbs
  • 2 tbsp - butter, melted
  • 1 packet - cream cheese
  • 1 can - cream
  • 1 can - evaporated milk
  • 1 cup - granulated sugar
  • 4 tbsp - lemon juice
  • 1 sachet - gelatin
  • 1/2 cup - hot water
  • For the topping:
  • 1/2 cup - hot water
  • 1 sachet - gelatin
  • A few drops green food coloring
  • Whipped cream
  • Glace cherries (optional)

How to Make American Lemon Cheesecake

  • For the biscuit base, add the melted butter to the digestive biscuit crumbs and mix well with fingertips.
  • Press this mix into a spring bottom 8 inch pan.
  • Beat the cream cheese and sugar with an electric beater till creamy and smooth.
  • Add gelatine to the hot water and mix.
  • Add the cream, evaporated milk and gelatine solution and beat on low speed for 1-2 minutes.
  • Lastly, add the lemon juice and mix well.
  • Pour this mixture on top of the biscuit base and set in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  • For the topping: melt the gelatine in hot water and add green colouring.
  • After the cheesecake has set, pour this mix on top to give a glazed effect.
  • Decorate with whipped cream in swirls and top with glace cherries.