Elderflower and lime cheesecake

Elderflower and lime cheesecake


  1. Place the digestive biscuits in a large plastic bag. Hold one end of the bag and using a rolling pin, crush until they resemble fine breadcrumbs. Reserve a couple of spoonfuls of biscuit crumbs to decorate.
  2. Melt the butter in a large saucepan and add the crushed biscuits and sugar until they are fully combined.
  3. Press the biscuit mixture firmly into an 20cm/8” round tin with a lift up base and place in the fridge to set.
  4. Wash the lemon and grate the skin using a fine grater or use a lemon zester.
  5. Place this zest together with the cream cheese, icing sugar and lime juice in a food processor and mix well.
  6. Then slowly add the cream and elderflower cordial until it is a smooth thick paste.
  7. Spread this mixture on the biscuit base and refrigerate for 2-3 hours or overnight if liked.
  8. Place the cheesecake on top of a tall glass and firmly press down on the sides of the tin which will slide down the cheesecake. Slip off the base onto the plate. Decorate with the reserved crumbs and lime zest.

Recipe from Belvoir Elderflower Cordial.

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Serve with a drizzle of cream or some tangy citrus fruits


225g large pack Digestives
100g/4oz unsalted butter
50g/2oz sugar
400g full fat cream cheese ( each tube has 200g)
150ml double cream
Icing sugar, to taste
1 lime
Zest of 1 lemon
2tbs Elderflower Cordial
Lime zest to decorate


Time: 25 minutes
Serves: 10-12
Nutrition: n/a