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Citrus delicious coconut cheesecake

7
7
6
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
10 hr 55 min
Prep
45 min
Cook
1 hr 10 min
Serves
14
Difficulty
Moderate
Swapping a portion of cream cheese for cottage cheese and yoghurt ensures this tangy cheesecake still has all the rich creaminess but it’s better for you.

Ingredients

plain flour

cup(s), (100g)

dry rolled oats

cup(s), (60g)

shredded or desiccated coconut

cup(s), (50g)

bicarbonate of soda

½ tsp

granulated stevia sweetener

½ cup(s), (110g)

reduced fat oil spread

80 g, melted

egg white

1 medium, lightly beaten

extra light cream cheese

440 g

low fat cottage cheese

250 g

99% fat-free plain yoghurt

300 g

vanilla bean extract, alcohol free

2 tsp

lime rind

1 tbs, finely grated

lime juice

2 tbs

egg(s)

2 medium

thickened cream, (35% fat)

½ cup(s), (125ml), lightly whipped

lime(s)

1 medium, thinly sliced

lime rind

1 tbs, strips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Lightly spray a 6cm-deep, 22cm-round (base) spring-form cake tin with oil. Line base with baking paper.
  2. Combine flour, oats, coconut, bicarbonate of soda and half the stevia in a medium bowl. Stir in spread and egg white until combined. Press mixture over base of tin. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until light golden. Reduce oven to 160°C.
  3. Using a food processor, process cream cheese, cottage cheese, yoghurt, vanilla extract, lime rind and juice and remaining stevia until smooth. Add whole eggs, 1 at a time, processing until just combined. Pour over base in prepared tin. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until just set and centre wobbles slightly. Allow to cool in oven with door ajar. Chill overnight.
  4. Just before serving, spread top of cheesecake with thickened cream. Decorate with lime slices and rind strips.

Notes

TIP: You need 2 limes for this recipe. If you don’t have a citrus zester, use a peeler to create long strips, then thinly slice. Get ahead by making the cake up to Step 3 two days ahead. Not a fan of lime? Try lemon or orange instead.

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