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August 4, 2017

Lemon Meringue Cheesecake

Tart, sweet, decadent Lemon Meringue Cheesecake !  So good - everyone will want the recipe !

Lemon Meringue Cheesecake is a creamy, tart, delectable dessert, perfect to serve for dessert, tea time treats and especially great when you have to take with a dessert to a family gathering.

A simple crust, easy filling, homemade Lemon Curd and all topped with a thin Meringue layer - what's not to love !

Lemon Cheesecake is one of my family's favorites and just about always a first request when I am out of ideas. But, as a food blogger, I also like to try out new (or sometimes decades old!) recipes for Lemon Cheesecakes.

I found this recipe for a Lemon Meringue Cheesecake in a leaflet from one of the Cheese brands I absolutely love, and knew immediately it will be a good one ! And it was .. is !

Tart, sweet, decadent Lemon Meringue Cheesecake !  So good - everyone will want the recipe !

Not sure whether I have a favorite part of the Cheesecake, as one, especially myself, usually would say the Cheesecake filling, or oh the Curd makes all the difference ! This Lemon Meringue Cheesecake just works with all the flavors combined in one bite - another reason I like lower Cheesecakes (see more below)

I baked this particular Cheesecake in a round pie dish (I have an unusual size dish, which is much bigger than the popular 20cm ( 8 inch ) dish), because I prefer Cheesecakes a little lower than the usual baked Cheesecakes where a springform pan is used.

As I know my non-standard dish is not easily available, I therefore recommend using a springform pan, unless you have a pie dish which is around 30cm ( 14 inch ) in diameter. The recipe and baking times remain the same.

Now, this Cheesecake might look like a lot of work but once you get started you will see it is not all that much. Only the layers which are prepared (and cooked / baked) in various stages take a little time. As with all baked Cheesecakes the cooling down period is always the worst, don't you agree ? It is pure agonizing having smelled the Cheesecake baking and then you have to wait for it to cool.

That being said, if you want to treat your family and friends with a decadent treat, this Lemon Meringue Cheesecake is just the sweet treat you are after !

NOTE: Decrease the Lemon Zest in the Filling and/or the Curd for a less tart Cheesecake if that is your preference. You could also use store-bought Lemon Curd, instead of the Homemade version below, of which you will need about one cup.

Lemon Meringue Cheesecake

12 Servings



200g Digestive Biscuits, finely crushed ( 7 oz )
1/2 cup Unsalted Butter, melted


500g Cream Cheese, plain, softened ( 16 oz )
1 cup Caster Sugar
2 TB Flour
3 Eggs, Extra Large
1 cup Sour Cream, room temperature
1/2 cup Lemon Juice, freshly squeezed
2 Lemons, zest only - finely grated

Lemon Curd:

1 cup Caster Sugar
1/2 cup Lemon Juice, freshly squeezed
1 Lemon, zest only - finely grated
1/4 cup Unsalted Butter
1 Egg, Extra-Large PLUS 2 Egg-Yolks, beaten together in a small bowl (use leftover Yolks from Meringue)


2 Eggs, Extra-Large - Egg WHITES Only (use leftover from Curd)
1 cup Caster Sugar


1.) Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg c (350 deg F) - spray a 20cm ( 8 inch ) springform pan with cooking oil.
2.) Crust: Combine the crushed Biscuits and melted Butter - press onto base and up the sides of the prepared pan - bake 10 minutes, remove from oven and leave to cool.
3.) Filling: Increase the oven heat to 230 deg C (440 deg F) - Beat the Cream Cheese and Caster Sugar until creamy - Sift in the Flour and mix through - Add the Eggs one at a time, beating after each addition - Add the Sour Cream, Lemon Juice and Zest - beat until smooth.
4.) Pour Filling into the baked, cooled crust - Bake 10 minutes - turn temperature down to 110 deg C (230 deg F) - bake a further 30 minutes - switch off the oven and let cool in oven for at least 2 hours.
5.) Curd: Combine the Caster Sugar, Lemon Juice, Zest and Butter in a small saucepan over medium heat - once the Sugar and Butter has dissolved - add tablespoonfuls of the warm mixture to the beaten Eggs - stir after each addition (about 3 - 4 spoonfuls) - pour the heated Egg mixture into the saucepan and return to the stove plate (low heat) - stir until Curd thickens and sticks to the back of the spoon (Do not let the Curd boil) - remove from heat and leave to cool completely.
6.) As soon as the baked Cheesecake and the Curd have cooled completely, (turn the Cheesecake out onto a serving plate), spread the Curd over the Cheesecake filling.
7.) Meringue: Whip together the Egg Whites and the Caster Sugar until stiff - spread over the Curd - place under the oven roasting grill (or brown with a kitchen blow torch), until nicely browned.

Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving.

Tart, sweet, decadent Lemon Meringue Cheesecake !  So good - everyone will want the recipe !

Linking up with: Weekend Potluck - The Country Cook

Tart, sweet, decadent Lemon Meringue Cheesecake !  So good - everyone will want the recipe !


  1. Now there's a combination of two of my favorite desserts - Lemon meringue pie and cheesecake. Sounds so yum!

  2. I really love anything with lemon but the combination of lemon meringue pie and cheesecake sounds absolutely wonderful. This dessert would be a huge hit with my family. Will be making it soon.

  3. I adore LEMON everything. Lemon Meringue pie is one of my favourites, and combining it into a cheesecake is awesome. Two delicious desserts combined into one.

  4. This is totally yummmm and a perfect summer dessert. The recipe looks so easy to make and will be awesome to share with friends n family. Love the pictures too.

  5. I love lemon everything. These dessert is everything and then some! I love the photos and I am drooling over my keyboard. Pie and cheesecake = creamy heaven in my opinion!!

  6. just combined two of my daughters favorite desserts into one delicious heaven!

  7. So I have had lemon meringue cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory and it is delicious but when I tried making it at home I totally failed! I'm abysmal at making cheesecakes but your recipe looks so perfect and straightforward that I think I need to give it another try!

  8. I seriously feel like I could lick the meringue off the screen every time I see the pictures! I've always thought cheesecakes were super long to make to but I'm seeing your results and it's pushing me to try! Thanks for the recipe!

  9. the combination of the best in the two worlds, cheese cale and lemon meringue. Love this idea I wish I coudl have a slice.

  10. These are delicious summery with lemon and meringue. I would like to have a slice perfect for get together.


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