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Lime & Blackberry Cheesecake - Cherry Menlove
Lime & Blackberry Cheesecake

My mum tells us that she can’t cook or bake. But when she makes a cheesecake we tend to disagree. She is a HUGE lover of blackberries and my dad is HUGE lover of cheesecake so they were both happy.  A happy couple covered in cheesecake.

Today I want to share this recipe with you as it’s pretty good

This cheesecake is utterly decadent and tastes good at any time of year but especially if made now as blackberries are in season. It is one of those recipes that has been in my family for a long time and I have very fond memories of eating it as a child.

 

Lime & Blackberry Cheesecake 1 - Cherry Menlove
Add your biscuits to your processor or bask them with a rolling pin in a bag!
Lime & Blackberry Cheesecake 1 - Cherry Menlove
They need to look like this though!
The base neatly packed in to the pie dish
Lime & Blackberry Cheesecake 1 - Cherry Menlove
Whipped to form soft peaks
Lime & Blackberry Cheesecake 1 - Cherry Menlove
Zesting the limes
Lime & Blackberry Cheesecake 1 - Cherry Menlove
Adding the flavour to the filling
Looking delicious
Lime & Blackberry Cheesecake 1 - Cherry Menlove
Time to make the topping
Lime & Blackberry Cheesecake 1 - Cherry Menlove
Chilled and ready for the topping to be added
Lime & Blackberry Cheesecake 12 - Cherry Menlove
Lime & Blackberry Cheesecake – Cherry Menlove
Lime & Blackberry Cheesecake 1 - Cherry Menlove
Delicious, each and every slice

Note: For best results this cheesecake should be chilled in the fridge overnight before eating.

Lime & Blackberry Cheesecake

Make the day before!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Cheesecake
Servings: 8 Slices

Equipment

  • 9 inch loose bottomed pie dish
  • Food Processor or Plastic Bag & Rolling Pin
  • Mixer with Whisk & Paddle Attachment or Whisk & Wooden Spoon
  • Zester or Grater

Ingredients

For the cheesecake base

  • 14 Digestive Biscuits (large)
  • 80 g Unsalted Butter
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence

For The Cheesecake Filling

  • 500 g Cream Cheese (full fat means better flavour)
  • 200 ml Double Cream
  • 2 Large Free Range Organic Egg
  • 120 g Caster Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Plain Flour
  • 3 Limes Zested

For the Topping

  • 450 g Fresh Blackberries
  • 2 tbsp Caster Sugar

Instructions

To Make The Base

  • Pre-heat your oven to 150c
  • Start by whizzing the digestive biscuits in a food processor until they resemble a fine breadcrumb consistency.Then empty them into a large bowl.
  • Melt the butter in a pan over a low heat and add the vanilla.
  • Pour the vanilla butter over the digestive crumbs and stir, allowing the butter to be absorbed into the biscuits crumbs.
  • Line a 9inch round pie dish with parchment paper (I like to use parchment paper as this ensures that the baked cheesecake will not stick to the dish when it is time to remove it), and empty the digestive mix into it.
  • Use the back of a spoon to pack the mixture down evenly over the base of the pie dish, thus creating the cheesecake base.
  • Pop the cheesecake base into the oven and bake for approximately 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely whilst still in the pie dish.

To Make The Cheesecake Filling

  • Zest all three limes setting the limes aside as we'll need some juice in a bit
  • Using a food mixer or whisk lightly whip the cream until it forms soft peaks, then remove from the mixer and place into a separate bowl.
  • Next, put the cream cheese, sugar, eggs, 2 teaspoons of lime juice from one of the limes and all the lime zest in to your mixer's mixing bowl or the same bowl you whipped the cream in and using the paddle attachment beat until soft and smooth.These two stages are done separately to avoid curdling of the double cream.
  • Then add the whipped cream and and mix slowly  until combined with the rest of the ingredients – ten seconds max. Do not over mix.
  • Pour the cheesecake filling evenly over the cooled cheesecake base and use a palette knife if required to spread the mixture flat.
  • Return to the oven and bake for one hour.
  • Once removed from the oven allow the cheesecake to cool completely and then cover the dish with cling-film and place in the fridge to chill overnight.

For The Blackberry Topping

  • Wash the blackberries thoroughly before adding them to heavy bottomed pan with the sugar.
  • Stir the blackberries and sugar gently over a low heat. This will soften the blackberries ever so slightly as well as helping the sugar the macerate into the fruit for extra sweet taste!
  • Remove from the heat and allow the blackberries to cool.
  • Remove the cheesecake from the fridge and transfer onto a cake stand.
  • Spoon the blackberries evenly over the top of the cheesecake.
  • Serve!
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37 Comments

  1. August 31, 2010 / 2:18 pm

    Hi Cherry & gang!

    It looks utterly delicious!

    I love it when Blackberry season finally arrives. I just made a Blackberry & Apple crumble but will have to try this recipe next time : )

    Love Gemma x

  2. Mumma B
    August 31, 2010 / 2:55 pm

    This looks delicious!!

    The kids have been sent out with tubs to pick blackberries so then I can make this!!

  3. Dizzy Lizzy
    August 31, 2010 / 2:58 pm

    Hi Cherry & Team

    I’ve just found your site via Flickr and I love it! Your photo’s are gorgeous and this cheesecake looks amazing.

    Keep up the great work!

    Liz

  4. Works well with Coffee
    August 31, 2010 / 3:03 pm

    This looks too good for words!

    So thats the other half making the Bruschetta and this cheesecake tonight then!

  5. Ruby Q
    August 31, 2010 / 3:04 pm

    Ohhhhhhh I love anything with blackberries!!!

    It looks great!

  6. Katy Simpson
    August 31, 2010 / 3:10 pm

    Cheesecake is my favourite dessert in the whole world!! Can’t wait to try this one for this weekend.

    Katy

  7. Soph
    August 31, 2010 / 3:14 pm

    Hi Cherry.

    You look great in these pics! Your photo’s look amazing & this cheesecake looks really delicious!

    Thanks for the recipe!

  8. Lisa Wallace
    August 31, 2010 / 3:16 pm

    My mums ‘signature’ dessert is a cheesecake – a pineapple & kiwi. I might show her this recipe & get her to make it & it looks so good!

  9. Jenni
    August 31, 2010 / 3:19 pm

    There are LOADS of blackberries growing at the bottom of my garden but some of them aren’t quite ready – fingers crossed they will be for this weekend so I can make this!

  10. LouLou Belle
    August 31, 2010 / 3:28 pm

    I’m not surprised it didn’t last long – it looks DELICIOUS!!!!!!!

  11. Josie
    August 31, 2010 / 3:30 pm

    Ohhhhhhh I can’t wait to try and make this!!!! The only problem is stopping myself eating all the blackberries before they go on the cheesecake!

  12. August 31, 2010 / 3:42 pm

    Ooooh I have to try this: I haven’t had cheesecake in years because they don’t make wheat-free ones but with a recipe like this I can make my own with wheat-free biscuits *yum*

  13. Beth Wilkes
    August 31, 2010 / 3:46 pm

    I love cheesecake so much!!

    These pics look so good

  14. Gemma
    August 31, 2010 / 3:48 pm

    My mouth is watering at these pictures!

  15. Lindz
    August 31, 2010 / 3:49 pm

    I still have another 4 hours at work until I can go home (via the shops) to make this! It looks amazing

  16. August 31, 2010 / 5:28 pm

    ohmygoodnessgracious! This looks divine. Running to the market as we speak!

  17. Jo Sue
    August 31, 2010 / 6:53 pm

    Love that Cherry. Will be making that as I have masses of blackberries in the garden

  18. Polly
    August 31, 2010 / 6:56 pm

    OMG!!!! That looks amazing!

  19. Sally Dune
    August 31, 2010 / 7:03 pm

    Right, I better get out and pick some blackberries so I can make this bad boy of a recipe!

    Photo’s look great Cherry

  20. Gina
    August 31, 2010 / 7:09 pm

    My cheesecake has just been put in the fridge to set so I can have this tomorrow night! Yum Yum Yummy!

  21. Summer Love
    August 31, 2010 / 7:22 pm

    Nom Nom Nom……

    I am soooooooo going to make this at the weekend!

  22. Lou Lou
    August 31, 2010 / 7:24 pm

    Decadent indeed!!!!!!

    I can not wait to try this recipe out – it looks so scrummy.

  23. Sylvia C
    August 31, 2010 / 8:07 pm

    WOW

    That really does look delicious – what a fab recipe. Can’t wait to try it.

  24. Elle
    August 31, 2010 / 8:10 pm

    You guys really make such delicious looking food – I wish my presentation was as good as yours!

  25. Collette Larkin
    August 31, 2010 / 8:13 pm

    Cheesecake is my favourite thing to make – will try this one as I have never done a blackberry topping. It looks and sounds amazing!

    All your recipes look amazing

  26. Tiffany M
    August 31, 2010 / 8:20 pm

    Yeah! A Blackberry recipe! I love it when this time of year comes around as I love them so much.

    I’ll be sure to make this at the weekend with all the blackberries I’m going to pick

    Yum yum!

  27. Millie (Leeds)
    August 31, 2010 / 9:13 pm

    Oh my gosh that does look amazing!

    I might do the same as Amanda though and change the biscuits to wheat free ones! Oh I love cheesecake!

  28. Katy from Worthing
    September 1, 2010 / 8:47 am

    It’s a sunny day and the kids are being sent out to go and pick blackberries with the promise that I will make this for them if they pick enough!

  29. Olivia
    September 1, 2010 / 8:48 am

    Oh dam! I wish I hadn’t seen these pictures as now I really really want cheesecake and I’ve got a whole day of work ahead of me! This cheesecake looks amazing!

    Thanks for the recipe Cherry.

  30. Rosie from Kent
    September 1, 2010 / 9:54 am

    It was like you read my mind!

    Only this weekend I was thinking I need a cheesecake recipe for a family meal this coming weekend. This is perfect!

    Thanks Cherry!

  31. Mia Wheeler
    September 1, 2010 / 9:57 am

    That last photo made me laugh Cherry – you look like you’ve just been caught eating it!

    Cheesecake is my weakness & I love it sooooooooo much. Might have to try this recipe – hmmmmm wonder if it will count as part of my 5 a day……it has got fruit in it after all!

    Mia
    (London)

  32. Leigh
    September 28, 2010 / 2:50 pm

    Just came across your lovely little website looking for blackberry recipes. Yours looks fantastic so I’ve borrowed it to use myself.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Leigh

  33. Catherine
    November 5, 2010 / 8:33 pm

    Cherry, did you bake this in the aga? I only have an aga and wonder if an hour would be too long?

    Catherine x

    • Cherry Menlove
      Author
      November 8, 2010 / 12:39 pm

      Hi Catherine, Cherry does use the Aga for her day to day family cooking and baking but we always use the electric oven for all of the recipes we show here on the site. You will know that Aga ovens are generally hotter than regular ovens so you may need to reduce the baking time for your cheesecake if you are making it in your Aga.
      We had our electric oven set to 150c which is why the cheesecake topping took so long to bake.
      Hope this helps.
      Jodie
      x

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