Lemon Meringue Cheesecake

Lemon Meringue Cheesecake

Enjoy this sweet treat!

  • 4 Hrs, 10 Mins
  • Serves 12

  • 250 g sweet plain biscuits, (Granita or Gingernuts)
  • 125 g Melted Butter
  • 500 g Cream Cheese
  • 200 ml Thickened Cream
  • 2 Lemons, rind & juice
  • 150 g Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 120 g Sunny Queen Farms 100% Egg Whites
  • 180 g Caster Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Cream of Tartar
  • Step 1.

    Place biscuits in a food processor and blitz into crumbs, add melted butter and process until combined

  • Step 2.

    Grease a 20cm round springform pan and line the base with baking paper

  • Step 3.

    Press biscuit mixture into the base and sides, then place into the refrigerator to chill

  • Step 4.

    Using a paddle beater on an electric mixer, combine softened cream cheese, sugar, vanilla essence and beat until smooth

  • Step 5.

    Add zest & lemon juice before mixing to a smooth and fluffy consistency

  • Step 6.

    Gradually pour the thickened cream while mixing until combined

  • Step 7.

    Mix on high until ingredients all thick and fluffy

  • Step 8.

    Remove pan from refrigerator and pour mixture on top of base, use a palette knife to smooth down and eliminate bubbles

  • Step 9.

    Return pan to refrigerator for 4 hours to set the cheesecake base

  • Step 10.

    In a bowl mix cream of tartar and sugar with clean electric mixer

  • Step 11.

    Pour Sunny Queen Farms 100% Egg Whites into the bowl and whisk on medium until it combines and has a frothy consistency

  • Step 12.

    Turn on high speed and gradually add the sugar in a slow steam

  • Step 13.

    Continue whisking on high speed until meringue is firm, glossy and sugar has dissolved

  • Step 14.

    Remove the chilled cheesecake base from the refrigerator and place on a serving plate

  • Step 15.

    Dollop meringue on top and using a palette knife, move around to create peaks and waves

  • Step 16.

    Use a brullee burner or kitchen blow torch to lightly brown the outside of the meringue

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