Lemon Cheesecake on a Ginger Crust

Lemon Cheesecake on a Ginger Crust, Cooking with Mary Berry. All images © Dorling Kindersley Limited.

Lemon Cheesecake on a Ginger Crust, Cooking with Mary Berry. All images © Dorling Kindersley Limited.

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Lemon Cheesecake on a Ginger Crust

Serves 8

493 Cals per serving



1 cup crushed gingersnaps

3 tbsp butter, melted

2 x 9oz (250g) tubs full-fat mascarpone

1 x 11 ½oz (325g) jar lemon curd

juice of 1 small lemon

fresh raspberries and blueberries, to decorate

confectioner’s sugar, to dust


Special equipment

8in (20cm) round loose-bottomed cake pan, greased, and bottom lined with parchment paper



  1. Mix the gingersnaps with the butter in a bowl, then press into the bottom of the pan (but not up the sides).
  2. Put the mascarpone, lemon curd, and lemon juice in a bowl and beat with a spatula until smooth.
  3. Spoon onto the cookie crust and level the top. Chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours and up to 24 hours to firm up.
  4. To serve, remove the cheesecake from the pan, peel off the parchment paper, and arrange on a platter. Decorate with the fruit and dust with confectioner’s sugar.

Recipe reprinted with permission from DK Publishing.

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