Ever since I read Nigella Lawson’s recipe for her ‘No-fuss fruit tart’ I’ve loved the idea of adding lemon curd to cream cheese to create a cheesecake filling.
I love short-cuts, I really do.
I’ve been playing around with the idea, I can’t help it….and this is what I’ve come up with:
Lemon curd cheesecake with summer fruits and white chocolate
15 digestive biscuits
600g cream cheese
200g lemon curd
zest of 1 lemon
juice of half a lemon
none-half a cup of sugar (try before adding)
various summer fruits for topping, along with a handful of white chocolate chips.
1. Whizz the digestives up in the processor and add the butter which has been melted. Use to line the base and sides of a pie dish.
2. Mix the cream cheese, lemon curd, zest, juice and sugar (if needed) in a mixer. I started off mixing it by hand, but it went really lumpy!
Pour into the pie dish.
3. Put in the fridge for an hour or so to firm up the filling a little, then cover with your Summer fruit. I had a little helper to stone the cherries for me:
Sprinkle chocolate chips over….. (grated white chocolate would be even better here I think)
Put in the fridge to chill.
Mmmmmmmm. It’s lemony and light and fruity….just don’t expect it to cut cleanly…it’s more of a spoon job as it were…
What a fabulous idea Anna. Gorgeous x
What a womderfully simple recipe!! This sounds delicious and definitely something I would make. Am on the road at the moment so am away from my kitchen comforts and gadgets, but I think I might be able to give this recipe a try … I can't wait!
Lemon + cheese + biscuits + chocolate + fruit? One tasty, tasty recipe. Please can I come round for tea?!
Your cheesecake looks like it's bejeweled. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till tomorrow night and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your cheesecake up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/07/sweets-for-saturday-25.html
i tried nigellas no fuss fruit tart and loved it. yours looks lovely
oh look at your pretty little tart!… and the cherry pitter is simply hilarious but ever so cute… this recipe is perfect and worth keeping, thanks for sharing! x
Every year I tell myself that I must get one of those cherry stoner gadgets and every year I don't. Such is life. I love the look of this dish, though – I really like short-cuts too.
Oh, that looks so beautiful! Not surprisingly I finished my jar of home-made lemon curd pretty quickly… now I NEED to make more, there's so many things I want to use it in!
I love short-cuts too. I cannot wait to give this a go. I've been eyeing this recipe from the book.
'Spoon job' sounds perfect! The cheesecake looks delicious and so fruity! I so need a cherry stoner, would be more glamourous than ahem, spitting stones into a napkin!