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No Bake Lemon Cheesecake Slice

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Looking for an delicious lemon slice that’s both quick and impressive? You’ll love this No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake Slice Recipe! It’s bursting with zesty lemon flavor and a creamy, dreamy cheesecake filling, all set on a fuss-free biscuit base! No gelatine needed!

Squares of lemon cheesecake with fresh lemon garnish.
No bake lemon cheesecake squares.

No Bake Lemon Cheesecake Slice

Samantha Pickthall
This Easy No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake Slice features a creamy lemon filling on a crumbly biscuit base, offering a delightfully refreshing dessert option! No gelatine needed!
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Prep Time 25 minutes
Chill Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 squares
Calories 86 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Base

  • 1 (packet 250g) arrowroot biscuits
  • 75 g salted butter, melted

Cheesecake Filling

  • 250 g full-fat cream cheese block, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp lemon zest, about 2 lemons
  • 1/4 60 ml lemon juice, about 2-3 lemons
  • 1/3 cup cold thickened cream / heavy cream

Instructions
 

Base

  • Prepare the Pan: Line a 9-inch x 9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, ensuring edges extend over the sides for easy removal. Set aside.
  • Crush Biscuits: In a high-speed food processor, crush biscuits to a crumb.
  • Mix with Butter: Transfer the biscuit crumbs to a mixing bowl, pour in the melted butter, and mix until the mixture holds together.
  • Press into Pan: Evenly press the crumb mixture into the prepared pan, using a spatula or the base of a cup to create a smooth even layer. Refrigerated while you make the filling.

Cheesecake Filling

  • Mix Filling: In a large mixing bowl or using a stand mixer, add the softened cream cheese, sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice. Beat on medium speed for 1 minute until well combined and smooth.
  • Incorporate Cream: Pour in the cream and continue to beat on medium-high speed for 1 minute until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Assemble: Pour the cheesecake mixture over the biscuit base, smoothing the top with a spatula.
  • Chill to Set: Refrigerate the cheesecake for 2-3 until it is firm.
  • Serve: Once set, cut into squares and enjoy!

Notes

  • Store: Keep your Lemon Cheesecake Slice refrigerated in an airtight container. It can be stored for up to 5 days, making it a fantastic make-ahead dessert for any occasion!
 
  • Freeze: Wrap individual slices or the entire cheesecake tightly in plastic wrap and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 86kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 3gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 144mgPotassium: 55mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 199IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 61mgIron: 0.1mg
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First published in 2016, this recipe was updated in May 2024 to include new information and easier to follow method steps in the recipe card. The ingredient quantities have been changed.

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No Bake Lemon Cheesecake Slice Recipe

This no-bake lemon cheesecake slice recipe not only saves you time in the kitchen but also delivers a deliciously refreshing and rich dessert experience.

Its combination of tangy lemon and creamy texture makes it a perfect choice for dessert lovers looking for something easy yet impressive.

It’s the perfect blend of zesty lemon and smooth cheesecake, all resting on a buttery biscuit base!

Bite taken out of one cheesecake square.

Which cream cheese is best for no bake lemon cheesecake?

Any full-fat cream cheese works best for that creamy, smooth texture. For a lighter version, you might consider a reduced-fat cream cheese, but keep in mind it might alter the richness of your cheesecake.

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No bake lemon cheesecake garnished with fresh lemon slices.

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Can I use bottled lemon juice instead of fresh?

Fresh lemon juice is recommended for the best flavor, but you can use bottled lemon juice in a pinch. Just be aware that it may slightly alter the taste.

No bake lemon cheesecake garnished with fresh lemon slices.

Expert Tips

  • Smooth Base: For a perfectly even cheesecake crust, press the base mixture firmly into your pan using the back of a spoon or measuring cup.
  • Slicing: For neater slices, use a knife dipped in hot water and wiped clean between each cut.

What can I use instead of arrowroot biscuits for the base?

If arrowroot biscuits are unavailable, you can use other similar plain biscuits like digestive biscuits or marie biscuits for a similar texture and taste.

Slices of lemon cheesecake on white platter.

How to slice cheesecake neatly?

To slice cheesecake neatly, use a thin, sharp knife dipped in hot water. Wipe the blade after each cut to ensure clean, smooth slices. This technique helps prevent the cheesecake from sticking to the knife, resulting in beautiful, professional-looking slices.

How to store lemon cheesecake slice

Store: Keep your lemon cheesecake slice refrigerated in an airtight container. It can be stored for up to 5 days, making it a fantastic make-ahead dessert for any occasion!

Freeze: Wrap individual slices or the entire cheesecake tightly in plastic wrap and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

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4 Comments

  1. Awesome, cant wait to try it. Being diabetic this will definitely help me with my sweet cravings.
    Can you also state how many calories this will be. Thanks

    1. Hi Lynn, that’s great! You can now find a nutritional facts label next to the recipe on this post, which states the amount of calories per serving. Hope this helps and enjoy this yummy slice! xx

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