• Serves 8
  • 40 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 9 Ingredients


This tasty not-too-sweet zesty cheesecake is the perfect way to round off the perfect meal, or just for a special treat.

Ingredients (serves 8)

  • 250g Arnott's granita biscuits (or ginger biscuits)
  • 125g butter, melted
  • 1 can Nestle evaporated milk, chilled overnight in refrigerator
  • 1 packet lemon jelly crystals
  • 2/3 cup hot water
  • 1 packet cream cheese
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence
  • 2 lemons, juice and rind
  • 1 cup caster sugar


  1. Crush biscuits and add to melted butter and press into a 9 inch spring form cake tin. Bake in oven for 10 minutes at 180 degrees celsius.
  2. Dissolve jelly in hot water. Add lemon juice to make up 1 cup of liquid and also add lemon rind. Whip evaporated milk until very thick.
  3. Beat separately the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Fold into beaten milk. Fold in warm jelly and lemon mixture. Pour into case and chill 24 hours.
  4. Decorate with very thin strips of glaced lemon peel.


This recipe was a favourite in the 1960s. It is best made the day before.

  • I love the name of this cake and it looks irresistible! Thanks for sharing.


  • Interesting way to make a cheese cake. I have a lemon cheesecake recipe but fewer ingredients


  • Wow this is my type of cheesecake!! How Devine.


  • Holy moly this sounds good! I love how it has lemon flavour in it as lemon flavoured stuff is my fave.
    Thank you for sharing.


  • What a lovely sounding cheesecake to make


  • My husband loves cheesecake always nice to find a new recipe to try


  • Yummy! Can’t wait for morning teas to be back on at work to bring this tasty treat


  • Looks delicious. Will need to make it.


  • Oh this is definitely my idea of dessert!


  • We loved this one and it was a hit with even my 8 year old


  • Honestly never made cheesecake before, everytime i wanted to the kids would baulk and say no, yuk, well the last one has moved out im making lemon cheesecake for Saturday dessert.


  • Where do you buy your lemon jelly crystals from? I can’t say I’ve noticed them at coles or Woolies.


  • i have never made a cheese cake in my entire life – one of my new years resolutions is to make one – printed and will add the ingredients to my next shopping list! – wish me luck


  • printed, will make tomorrow – yum


  • Remember mum making this one and it was tasty, licking the beaters was good too.


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