Pyrex National Baking Week

Homemade Family Time
16th - 22nd
October 2017

Lemon and Blueberry Cheesecake

Cooking time: 
1-2 hours
Preparation time: 
30-45 minutes

150g digestive biscuits
75g unsalted butter, melted
750g soft cheese
1 vanilla pod, split
Zest of 1 lemon, juice of half
150g Billingtons Golden icing sugar, sifted
300ml sour cream

To serve:

200g blueberries (or a mixture of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries)
2 tbsp Billingtons Golden Icing sugar

  1. Put the biscuits into a food processor and blitz until they resemble breadcrumbs (alternatively you could put the biscuits into a large freezer bag and crush with a rolling pin). Tip into a large Pyrex bowl and mix with the butter. Press the mixture into the bottom of a 2 litre square Pyrex dish then transfer to the fridge for 1 hour to set.
  2. Meanwhile, tip the soft cheese into a large bowl and use an electric hand whisk to mix until softened. Add the vanilla seeds, lemon zest and juice and icing sugar and whisk until smooth. Gradually whisk in the sour cream until smooth.
  3. Pour the topping over the chilled base then chill for 2 hours until firm.
  4. Meanwhile, heat the blueberries and icing sugar in a small saucepan until the sugar has melted and the blueberries are just starting to burst. Remove from the heat and leave to cool completely.
  5. When the cheesecake has set, spoon the blueberries over the top and serve.