Lime & ginger cheesecake
Waitrose and Partners

Lime & ginger cheesecake

This 6-ingredient pud is ideal for making ahead. The ginger nut base works beautifully with zingy lime.

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  • Serves10
  • CourseDessert
  • Prepare25 mins
  • Cook15 mins
  • Total time40 mins
  • Pluscooling and chilling

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  • 200g Essential Ginger Nut Biscuits
  • 70g unsalted butter, melted, plus extra for greasing
  • 2 x 250g tubs Essential Soft Cheese
  • 110g icing sugar, sifted
  • 3 Cooks’ Ingredients Unwaxed Limes, zest and juice
  • 150ml pot double cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 170oC, gas mark 3. Line the base of a greased, 20cm loose-bottomed cake tin with baking parchment. Put the biscuits in a food bag and crush into crumbs with a rolling pin (or use a food processor). In a bowl, mix the crumbs with the melted butter, then tip into the base of the tin. Press down evenly and firmly with the back of a spoon. Bake for 15 minutes, then set aside to cool.

  2. Use a wooden spoon to beat together the soft cheese, icing sugar and a pinch of salt until combined. Beat in the zest of 2 limes and the juice of 3. In a separate bowl, use electric beaters to whisk the cream until it’s just holding soft peaks. Gently fold the cream through the soft cheese mixture. Tip onto the cooled biscuit base, smooth the top, cover and chill for at least 4 hours (or overnight).

  3. When ready to eat, remove the cheesecake from the tin and discard the baking parchment. Scatter with a little more lime zest and serve straight away.

Cook’s tip

For the topping, grate the zest of the third lime onto a damp piece of kitchen paper then fold over and chill until ready to serve.

And to drink...

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Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


1,434kJ/ 346kcals



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