Lemon cheesecake

Recently I've been preaching much about healthy eating and the benefits of dieting. But when it comes to cheesecakes, sorry, I cannot resist. Lithuanian cuisine cannot boast of any kind of cheesecake so the first time I tasted a cheesecake was about 7 years ago in Germany. That was just a store bought frozen cheesecake but it was so different from what I'd tasted before and I loved the taste so much. Since then I have been enjoying cheesecakes only in Starbuck's ( very very rarely), on several occasions I tried to make my own. Even though they were tasty, the flavour was different. Few months ago I came across a photo of this cheesecake in a Turkish food magazine Lezzet ( it was one of the winning recipes in a competition where people had to use yogurt as an ingredient) and it was on my mind since then. There was no occasion, but yesterday we were throwing a dinner party at home and I couldn't resist and made it. It was the best cheesecake I've ever made and very close to or the same as that one from German memories.

What we need:

2 packs of wholemeal biscuits
75 gr butter
1kg of süzme yogurt ( it is like cream cheese just a bit lighter, in other words, yogurt cheese)
1 tbsp of starch
1 pack of vanilla pudding
150 gr of sugar
3 eggs
zest of 2 lemons

for lemon sauce:

2 egg yoks
80 ml lemon juice
150 gr sugar
60 gr butter
1 lemon zest
fresh mint and lemon slices for decorations

What we have to do:

1. Put biscuits into a blender and blend it into crumbles. Melt butter and mix it in the biscuits. Put the mixture into a baking tray. Press it evenly.
3. Mix yogurt with sugar, then mix in eggs one by one, add starch and vanilla pudding, lemon zest. ( I mixed with a mixer and it makes the mixture very fluffy and creamy). Pour it over the biscuits.
4. Pre-heat the oven 150C and bake for 1 hour. Then turn the oven off, open the door a bit and let the cheesecake cool in the oven. Then place it into a fridge for 8 hours or overnight.
5. Make the sauce by mixing all the ingredients ( egg yoks, lemon juice, butter and lemon zest) and slowly bring it to boil by mixing constantly. When the sauce thickens a bit, turn it off and let it cool, then pour over the cheesecake and place it in a fridge until serving.
6. Decorate with a slice of lemon and min leave. ( In a photo I put it next to the cake but originally the slice of lemon was on each piece of cake). Enjoy!!!

7. It makes 8 generous servings.
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  1. These are beautiful! Your recipe is also very easy. Thank you for bringing this recipe to our attention.

  2. Thank you so much for your nice comments! This recipe is really easy just baking and cooling takes a while, but it's really worth it!

  3. Sis cheescake nuostabus, jau ragavau Gintares gaminta, dabar sakau ir as ismeginsiu savo laime :) gal vis tik ir mano nekepancioms rankoms pavyks :)


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