Bake of the Week: Triple citrus baked cheesecake

THIS cheesecake is rich and tangy and one of the nicest citrus recipes we’ve tried in a long time.

Don’t take our word for it, though and don’t wait for a special occasion to make it. Treat yourself this afternoon. You’re worth it.

Thanks to Microplane for this week’s recipe.

You’ll need

150g ginger biscuits

60g butter, melted

750g cream cheese, softened

150g sugar

3 free range eggs

Zest and 1 tbsp juice each from 1 lemon, 1 lime and 1 orange For the topping:

230g sour cream

75g icing sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

Method

Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Grease a 20cm spring form cake tin with a removable rim and line the base with baking paper.

Pulse the biscuits in a food processor to make crumbs. Add the butter and pulse until combined. Spoon the biscuit mixture into the tin and press evenly to form the base and sides. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Combine the cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with a hand mixer. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing on low speed after each until just blended. Gently zest the lemon, lime and orange into the mixture (leaving a slice and a pinch of zest from each fruit for decorating). Stir in the remaining ingredients and pour over the biscuit base.

Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until centre of the filling is almost set. Run a knife around the rim of the pan to loosen the cake and cool before removing the rim.

Refrigerate for 4 hours.

Mix the sour cream, icing sugar and vanilla extract until well blended then carefully spread over the cheesecake.

Decorate with the fruit slices and remaining zest.

 

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