Lemon Meringue Cheesecake Slice

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Ingredients:

250 g digestive biscuits, finely crushed

125 g butter, melted

1/4 cup lemon curd

500 g cream cheese, softened

3/4 cup caster sugar

3 teaspoons gelatine dissolved in 1/4 cup boiling water, cooled

300 ml thickened cream / whipping cream

finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon

meringue (see below)

3 egg whites

1 teaspoon cream of tartar

3/4 cup caster sugar

Directions:

1. Line an 18 x 28cm slice pan with baking paper. Mix crushed biscuits and butter in a bowl. Press into base of pan. Chill for 20 min. Spoon lemon curd randomly over the base.

2. Beat cream cheese and sugar in a bowl using electric beaters until smooth. Add cooled gelatine mixture and beat until just combined. Add cream, lemon zest and juice and continue beating until smooth. Spoon over the lemon curd base and smooth surface. Cover. Chill for 4-5 hr until set or overnight if time permits.

3. To make meringue. Beat 3 egg whites and 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Add 3/4 cup caster sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating constantly until thick and glossy. Spoon Meringue over the top of cheesecake to cover and use the back of a spoon to create peaks. Brown meringue with a blowtorch or place under a hot grill. Cut into slices to serve. Store in the fridge.

Bon Appetit!

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