Lemon Crunch Cheesecake

Lemon crunch cheesecake is a delicious no bake cheesecake recipe. It’s simple, low cost and easy to make. With an amazing zingy refreshing lemon flavour all it requires is a bit of time to set in your fridge.

Lemon crunch cheesecake is a delicious no bake cheesecake recipe. It’s simple, low cost and easy to make. With an amazing zingy refreshing lemon flavour all it requires is a bit of time to set in your fridge.

This lemon crunch cheesecake is an excellent low cost pudding / dessert. It’s great if you’re entertaining and also living off a limited budget.

The limited number of ingredients used are “basics” that hopefully you’ll find in your local supermarket.

Plus, this lemon crunch cheesecake is made from “lighter” (reduced fat) ingredients, so if you use or can get those you’ll save on your waistline too!

You know folks, this recipe just goes to show that food doesn’t have to cost the earth. Nor does it have to take lots of ingredients to come up with a masterpiece that will impress your guests, or just satisfy your families cravings for a sweet treat!

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Lemon crunch cheesecake is a delicious no bake cheesecake recipe. It’s simple, low cost and easy to make. With an amazing zingy refreshing lemon flavour all it requires is a bit of time to set in your fridge.

Inspiration for this Lemon Crunch Cheesecake

I loved the idea of coming up with a really simple cheesecake, a lemon based one. It had to be one that had a different twist on it to all those others listed on Google.com.

So, that different twist here is the “crunch” element.

I’ve made the base from ginger nut biscuits instead of digestive biscuits (graham crackers for those of you in the U.S.). And that adds a whole new element of flavour and also a crunchy bite which really compliments the creamy lemon topping!

Lemon crunch cheesecake is a delicious no bake cheesecake recipe. It’s simple, low cost and easy to make. With an amazing zingy refreshing lemon flavour all it requires is a bit of time to set in your fridge.

Now I know I’m completely banging on about “less is more” at the moment, but seriously it really is!

With this low cost lemon crunch cheesecake, you’re only using 6 basic ingredients and you’re getting 8 slices of dessert heaven.

Plus, any left-over slices (if there are any) can easily be frozen. Not only does that give you a supply of lemon crunch cheesecake for future, but also removes the temptation of eating the whole lot in one sitting!

Have you checked out my other popular cheesecake recipes?

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cheesecake – A mouthwatering chocolate biscuit base topped with delicious chocolate chips and peanut butter then finished with a velvety chocolate ganache!

White Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake – A tasty crunchy biscuit base covered in a light creamy white chocolate filling stuffed with fresh raspberries.

Lemon crunch cheesecake is a delicious no bake cheesecake recipe. It’s simple, low cost and easy to make. With an amazing zingy refreshing lemon flavour all it requires is a bit of time to set in your fridge.
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Lemon Crunch Cheesecake
Prep Time
30 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Lemon crunch cheesecake is a delicious no bake cheesecake recipe that is easy, low cost and quick to make.
Course: Pudding
Servings: 8
Calories: 479 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 100 g unsalted butter
  • 200 g ginger nut biscuits
  • 405 g can light condensed milk
  • 200 g light soft cheese
  • 150 ml light double cream
  • Juice and finely grated zest of 2 large lemons
  • 1 small lemon for decoration
Instructions
  1. Grease the bottom and sides of a 20cm loose bottomed cake tin.
  2. Blitz the ginger nut biscuits to a crunchy crumb consistency either in a food processor or place in a bag and bash with a rolling pin.
  3. Melt the butter in a medium sized saucepan, then stir in the crushed biscuits.
  4. Press the biscuits into the bottom of the greased cake tin, ensuring all of the bottom is covered evenly, then place into the fridge for a minimum of 20 minutes.
  5. In a bowl whisk the condensed milk to slightly soften it and then gradually whisk in the lemon juice and zest. Then fold in the cream cheese.
  6. In a separate bowl whip the cream by hand or use a processor until it just begins to go stiff. Then fold the cream into the lemon mixture and pour the whole mixture over the biscuit base.
  7. Place the cheesecake into the fridge to chill for 4 to 6 hours. If you can make this the day before and chill overnight, then even better.
  8. Before serving, remove from fridge for 20 minutes or so to allow the cheesecake to return to room temperature, remove from the tin and decorate with thin slices of lemon.

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Crunch Cheesecake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 479 Calories from Fat 294
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32.7g 50%
Saturated Fat 13.7g 69%
Cholesterol 68.4mg 23%
Sodium 235.6mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 35.4g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2.5g 10%
Sugars 28.3g
Protein 14.8g 30%
Vitamin A 20%
Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 34%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Lemon crunch cheesecake is a delicious no bake cheesecake recipe. It’s simple, low cost and easy to make. With an amazing zingy refreshing lemon flavour all it requires is a bit of time to set in your fridge.

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Folks, at the time of me writing this, the Easy Recipe, recipe card software I use above, is now no longer updated and is not google compliant.

I’m investigating changing the recipe card software at the moment so bear with me.

It’s all part of a huge re-writing and updating of neilshealthymeals to make a better experience for you guys as well as being more relevant to living the 80/20 way, with more articles to come on that front in the future.

Hopefully too, you’ve seen some increases in speed here as I’ve changed hosting server.

Anyway that’s enough on that for now. By the time you are reading this in the future what I’ve written may no longer count and there may actually be a new recipe card for you here!

Enjoy the lemon crunch cheesecake and I’ll catch up with you next week with a delicious budget 30 minutes easy flatbread pizza recipe!

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Lemon crunch cheesecake is a delicious no bake cheesecake recipe. It’s simple, low cost and easy to make. With an amazing zingy refreshing lemon flavour all it requires is a bit of time to set in your fridge.

Comments

  1. I am totally obsessed with any kind of lemon dessert through pregnancy, so this sounds perfect for me. I have never made a cheesecake though, so I really need to sort that out.

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Dannii. This is a really easy no bake cheesecake, so perhaps this could be your first foray into the world of cheesecakes?

      Hope you are well and that Dave is looking after you (both 😉 )!

  2. Neil, your site did seem to load quicker – and glad you switched hosting companies – I did the same earlier this year and am so much happier!
    I have scrolled and re-scrolled through your page way too many times looking at this no-bake lemon cheesecake with the ginger nut biscuit base – it looks amazing – your cheesecakes are always winners! And, I have most of these ingredients but not the butter or double cream – in August I am gonna have to make a dairy free version of this dessert (if you don’t mind) for my daughter’s first day of her senior year at high school. Fantastic recipe – thanks so much for sharing! Hope you and Lady Lynne have a wonderful weekend.
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I recall you doing that Shashi (changing hosting companies) and I was probably with the one you were with previously too, so I’m glad I’ve done it as I’ve had a pretty horrendous time as well!

      You are very welcome to make this cheesecake in any way you see fit. I’m just delighted that it’s inspired you to do so. 😀

      It’s a special time for your daughter with her starting her senior year at high school, so I definitely thing this recipe would fit that demand.

      Have a good weekend too, catch up with you in August!

  3. Now to find ginger nut biscuits. Because they sound AWESOME. And yes yes yes to anything lemon!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      They are awesome. If it helps, it’s Mcvities that makes them here (the ginger nut biscuits).

      I’m afraid I’m not too sure who makes them over there, but someone must! Otherwise there’s a market for you to tap into. 😀

  4. oh wow this sounds incredible!!!! I’m all about the lemon right now, so refreshing 🙂

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Absolutely. You just need that one perfect flavour here (the lemon) and that’s what makes the creamy topping so special! 🙂

  5. O I love the bottom part! This looks so summery and bright!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      That was exactly the impression I wanted this recipe to give. One of summer. Thanks for verifying that Rebecca! 🙂

  6. If you can believe this Neil… I have NEVER had cheesecake before in my life, but I can totally imagine myself ADORING IT cause I mean, who doesn’t loveeeeee cheese?! AMIRIGHT?!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Ha ha! Yeah you are right, you’d love it.

      Allow me to introduce you to it’s delights next time you are in Scotland! 🙂

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