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Quick No-cook Lemon Cheesecake with Blueberries

kid friendly
quick meals, fast feeds
1 spoon difficulty rating

Preparation and ‘cooking’ time: 10-15 minutes


Quick No-cook Lemon Cheesecake with Blueberries

No need to miss out on creamy cheesecake with this divinely simple, dairy and animal-free recipe from Rose Elliot! It’s incredibly quick and can be made and chilled the day before.

Taken from Viva! and VVF's Kids Cook Veggie guide.


  • 175g/6oz ginger biscuits (most supermarket ‘Value’ ginger biscuits are vegan)
  • 75g/3oz vegan margarine, melted
  • 400g/15oz plain vegan cream cheese, such as Tofutti or Sheese, available from health food shops
  • Finely grated rind of 2 lemons
  • 25g/1oz caster sugar
  • 175g/6oz blueberries – or raspberries if preferred
  • Icing sugar to dredge
  • Mint leaves to decorate (optional)


1. Put the biscuits into a polythene bag, secure lightly then crush with a rolling pin. Transfer the crushed biscuits to a bowl, add the melted margarine and mix to combine. 

2. Press the mixture into a 20cm/8 inch flan tin with a removable base. (Don't push the mixture up the sides of the tin.) Place in the freezer or fridge while you prepare the topping. 

3. Put the cream cheese in a bowl and add the lemon rind and caster sugar. Stir to make a creamy mixture. Spoon it into the flan tin on top of the biscuit base. Take it to the edges but try to smooth the surface. Put into the fridge to chill until required.

4. To finish, lift the cheesecake out of the tin - keep it on its base - and place on a serving plate. Decorate with the blueberries or other fruit of your choice, such as raspberries. Dust with icing sugar and serve as soon as possible.

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