Lime and Bitter Chocolate Cheesecake

  • Preparation Time20 mins
  • Cooking Time70 mins
  • Serves12
  • DifficultyEasy

For the base

85g (3 oz) buttery spread, melted
250g (9 oz) shortbread biscuits, crushed

For the filling

400g full-fat soft cheese
405g can Carnation Condensed Milk Light
Finely grated zest and juice of 4 limes

For the decoration

55g bitter chocolate (70% cocoa solids), melted
8 thin lime slices (optional)
55g icing sugar (optional)

Mix the biscuits with the melted buttery spread then press onto the base of the tin. Chill for 10 minutes.

In a large bowl, whisk together the soft cheese and condensed milk until smooth. Add the lime zest and juice (watch it thicken!). Spoon the mixture over the base and chill for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.

Remove the cheesecake from the tin and place on a serving plate. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the top and sides, then leave to set.

To finish, gently simmer the lime slices in a little icing sugar and water – there should be barely enough water to cover the slices. The syrup will reduce to a sticky coating on the limes. Transfer the lime slices to baking parchment to set before placing on the cheesecake.

Recipe courtesy of Carnation

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