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Blueberry & Lime Baked Cheesecake

A light as air baked cheesecake, topped with a blueberry & lime drizzle.
Servings: 9 inch cheesecake
Author: Passionate Baker


for the crust

  • 250 g finely crushed digestive biscuits
  • 85 g salted butter, melted
  • 40 g granulated sugar

for the cheesecake filling

  • 900 g cream cheese, full-fat, softened to room temp
  • 300 g granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs

for the blueberry & lime drizzle

  • 100 g blueberries
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 25g + 2tbsp granulated sugar
  • juice of 1 lime
  • zest of 1 lime
  • boiling water


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C. Wrap the exterior of a 9-inch spring-form tin  tightly in three layers of tin foil, ensuring there are no rips or crevices for water to sneak through; set aside.
  • First, the crust. In a large bowl, mix together all of the crust ingredients. Using your fingers (or the base of a measuring cup), press the mixture firmly into bottom & up the sides of your prepared tin. Bake the crust until set, about 10-minutes. Leave to cool on a wire rack & reduce the oven temp to 160°C.
  • Now, the cheesecake. In a large bowl, use an electric whisk to beat the cream cheese until fluffy, about 3-minutes. With mixer on low, add the sugar in a steady stream, scraping down the edges of the bowl as you go. Add the vanilla extract & mix thoroughly. Add eggs one at a time, mixing each until just combined & scraping down the bowl.
  • Pour the filling over the par-baked crust. Place the uncooked cheesecake inside a large roasting tin. Carefully pour boiling water into roasting tin until it reaches halfway up the sides of the cheesecake tin. Very carefully transfer the whole thing to the preheated oven. Bake until the cheesecake is still slightly wobbly in the center, but is mostly set, 65-70 minutes. (A toothpick inserted near the center should not have wet, thin batter on it when removed.)
  • Once cooked, transfer the cheesecake to a wire rack, remove the tin foil, & leave it to cool entirely to room temperature. When cooled completely, refrigerate the cheesecake – uncovered –  for at least 6 hours, preferably overnight.
  • To make the blueberry & lime drizzle, combine all of the ingredients in a large saucepan over a medium-low heat & simmer gently for 10-12 minutes, or until the berries have released their juices & become somewhat syrupy. Once cooked, transfer to a pouring jug, cool to room temperature & leave in the refrigerator until needed.
  • Serve the cheesecake in big wedges with a generous spoonful of the blueberry & lime drizzle over the top.