Lyle's Tangy Lemon Cheesecake

Lyle's Tangy Lemon Cheesecake

Soft and creamy top, with a crisp biscuit base. This luscious lemon cheesecake gives you the best of both worlds -– and it doesn'’t take a lot of cooking. Best made and served on the day.

Serves

8

PREP TIME

30 minutes

COOK TIME

2 minutes

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE BASE

  • 175g (6oz) Digestive biscuits
  • 95g (3½oz) Unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp Lyle's Golden Syrup

FOR THE CHEESECAKE

  • 740g (1lb10oz) Mascarpone
  • 100ml (3½floz) Lemon juice, about 2½-3 lemons
  • 2 Lemons, zested
  • 40g (1½oz) Lyle's Golden Syrup + extra to drizzle
  • 40g (1½oz) Tate & Lyle Light Soft Brown Sugar

FOR THE DECORATION

  • 225g (8oz) Mixed Berries –hulled & quartered strawberries, raspberries, blackberries & blueberries
  • Lyle's Golden Syrup, to drizzle

INSTRUCTIONS

Whip up this tangy treat (they'’ll all want the recipe):

  1. Break the biscuits into large pieces, then blend or crush in a plastic bag with a rolling pin -– you are after fine crumbs. Pour them in a bowl.
  2. Pop the butter and Lyle's Golden Syrup in a small pan until melted, then pour over the biscuits and stir until combined. Spoon into a lightly buttered, loose-bottomed tart or sponge cake tin 22cm (9"”) x 3.5cm (1½”") deep. Press out to make a level base -– then let it chill while you make the topping.
  3. Mix the mascarpone, lemon juice, zest, Lyle's Golden Syrup and the Tate & Lyle Light Soft Brown Sugar together in a bowl until smooth. Carefully spoon the mixture over the biscuit base, smoothing the surface. Return to the fridge and chill until firm.
  4. Remove the cheesecake from the fridge about 15 minutes before serving so the crust can soften a little. Lift the cheesecake out of its tin then use a flat-bladed knife to remove it from the base and get it onto a plate.
  5. Get creative -– arrange the fruits decoratively on top, drizzle over a little Lyle's Golden Syrupp and serve. Lovely.

CHEF'S TIP

This cheesecake stands alone, but is also delicious served with ripe Summer fruits and berries.