Recipe: Baked Lime Cheesecake

Carolyn Hartz has a new cookbook out, and this one looks like it’s just what I need right now. Sugar Free Baking brings together 60 sugar free and gluten free recipes that will allow you to give up sugar without giving up the sweet treats in life.

We have a few of these fantastic recipes to share with you.

Baked Lime Cheesecake
Serves 8

250g light fresh ricotta
220g light cream cheese
250g low fat natural yoghurt
90g Perfect Sweet® xylitol
2 X-Large eggs
Zest of 1 lime, finely grated
2 tsp pure vanilla extract


Pre-heat oven to 160˚C/140˚C fan-forced. Line the base of a 20cm spring form pan with baking paper.

Place all ingredients in a large bowl. Use an electric beater to beat at medium speed until smooth.

Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake for 50 minutes or until set and a round bladed knife inserted in the centre comes out clean.

Turn oven off and leave cheesecake to cool in oven with the door slightly ajar.

Run a knife around the edge of cheesecake to loosen, remove the side of the pan and refrigerate cheesecake to chill until cold, preferably overnight.

VARIATION: Lemon Cheesecake
Replace the lime zest with zest of 1 lemon.

RECIPE TIP: Leaving the cheesecake to cool in the oven helps prevent the surface from cracking.

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