For a twist on the traditional cheesecake, with a lemony touch and a pile of delicious fruits, you’ve come to the right place!
This cake is great for those who love a refreshing, zesty flavor. It is very easy to make although it does require having some time hours in advance to prepare the cake and leaving it cool. In total though, it only takes about 30 minutes of your time.
Remember to use as many organic ingredients as possible! For a dairy-free version, you could try using a dairy substitute for the cream cheese, and using coconut or sunflower oil instead of butter. For a gluten-free version, you can substitute the wheat flour for a crust with buckwheat or quinoa flour, but I (wish I was) am not an expert on which ratios of flour/butter you should use. Actually, I would rather recommend making a crust of dates and walnuts in that case.
Makes 1 cheesecake. Prep time: 1 hour.
All-purpose flour, 1 1/4 cups
Butter, organic, 1/2 cup
Brown sugar, 2 tablespoons
Egg, 1, organic or free-range
Lemon curd, of good quality, 1/2 cup (or a bit more or less according to your taste)
Cream cheese, preferably organic, 225g
Frozen mixed berries, such as blackberries and blueberries, 100g
Fresh kiwis, 2
– If you are using self-rising flour, 1 sheet of baking paper and something heavy to put on it.
1. Heat up the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
2. Mix the flour with butter and knead them into a nice piece of dough with your hands.
3. Add the egg and knead again until you have one smooth mixture. Knead in the sugar and spread the dough on a pie oven dish until it is evenly spread around. If you are using self-rising flour, now place the sheet of baking paper over the dough and in place something heavy (like a smaller pie dish) in the middle. This will keep the dough from rising too high!
4. Bake the pie crust in the heated oven for about 15 minutes until golden brown and solid. Then take out the oven and leave to cool (this will take about 45 minutes).
5. Next, mix the lemon curd with cream cheese until it’s a smooth mixture. Cover the pie crust with this deliciousness and put in the fridge for at least 2 hours (or more without a problem).
6. Place frozen berries in a pan and thaw for 30 minutes without heating. When defrosted, turn on a low fire and heat until almost boiling. Cut up the kiwis and cover your delicious cheesecake with kiwi and warm berry sauce <3.
Will you be trying this fruity cheesecake or do you already have another favorite recipe you like to make often? Let me know in the comments below!