Lemon curd yogurt cheesecake bars

Course: Desserts and sweet treats
Keyword: cheesecake, dessert
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 16 bars
Calories: 417
Author: Emily Leary
A buttery digestive base, a wonderfully rich yogurt cheesecake filling and a topping of zingy, mouthwatering lemony freshness - you're going to love these lemon yogurt cheesecake bars!
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Ingredients

For the base

  • 250 g digestive biscuits
  • 100 g butter melted

For the cheesecake filling

  • 150 g Onken Extra Creamy Yogurt
  • 720 g cream cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 100 g icing sugar

For the lemon curd (or a store bought jar)

  • 4 unwaxed lemons (or 2 large) rind and juice
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 100 g butter
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 1 egg yolk

Instructions

To make the base

  • Smash the digestive biscuits to a fine crumb.
  • Tip them into your square, loose-bottomed, 25cm/10 inch straight-sided tin.
  • Add the melted butter and mix until combined.
  • Press down firmly to create an even base, then place in the fridge to chill.

To make the filling

  • In a bowl, whisk the cream cheese, yogurt and vanilla until thick.
  • Add the sugar and whisk again.
  • Tip the filling into the tin. Level off and return the tin to the fridge.

To make the lemon curd (If you’re using a jar of curd, skip to 'To bring together')

  • Place the lemon juice, lemon rind, butter and sugar into a bowl and heat gently over a pan of simmering water until the butter has melted.
  • Add the room temperature eggs and whisk until fully combined.
  • Continue to heat over the pan, stirring occasionally until it has thickened enough to leave a trail if you run your finger over the back of the spoon.
  • Leave to cool completely. It will thicken further.

To bring together

  • Spoon the curd into the tin, level off and return to the fridge to firm up overnight.
  • Cut into bars to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 417kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 326mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 985IU | Vitamin C: 14.3mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1.1mg