Easy, sugar-free baked lime cheesecake 26



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This delicious sugar-free recipe is remarkably easy to pull off, with a single-mix blend you can prepare for baking in minutes.


  • 250g light fresh ricotta
  • 220g light cream cheese
  • 250g low fat natural yoghurt
  • 90g Perfect Sweet xylitol sweetener
  • 2 X-Large eggs
  • Zest of 1 lime, finely grated
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract


  1. sugar-free-cookbookPre-heat oven to 160˚C/140˚C fan-forced. Line the base of a 20cm spring form pan with baking paper.
  2. Place all ingredients in a large bowl. Use an electric beater to beat at medium speed until smooth.
  3. Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake for 50 minutes or until set and a round bladed knife inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  4. Turn oven off and leave cheesecake to cool in oven with the door slightly ajar.
  5. Run a knife around the edge of cheesecake to loosen, remove the side of the pan and refrigerate cheesecake to chill until cold, preferably overnight.

Lemon Cheesecake: replace the lime zest with zest of 1 lemon.

Recipe tip
Leaving the cheesecake to cool in the oven helps prevent the surface from cracking.

This recipe was adapted from Sugar Free Baking by Carolyn Hartz. Click here to learn more about her new sugar-free cookbook.





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  1. Artificial sweeteners are worse than sugar. Either eat it or give up sweet things. They are poison.

    3 REPLY
    • Xylitol is a natural sweetener, not artificial 🙂 It is naturally found in low concentrations in the fibres of many fruits and vegetables

    • How is it extracted. I have been reading that the natural sweeteners are changed by that process.

  2. Artificial sweeteners have the same effect as sugar on blood sugar/insulin levels and they taste disgusting. Why not just omit the sugar/sweetener.

    3 REPLY
    • Xylitol is a natural sweetener, not artificial 🙂 It is naturally found in low concentrations in the fibres of many fruits and vegetables. Also, it tastes just as sweet as sugar but 33% less calories. Hope that helps.

    • Sugar is a natural sweetener. And xylitol still tastes terrible, & nothing like sugar, and causes diahorrea in some people and affects the blood sugar/insulin levels the same way as sugar.

    • I would happily make and eat it without the sugar. Possibly use orange instead of lime -natural sweetness and really taste the cheese 🙂

  3. All of you health nuts drive me mad. You have to walk in the shoes of a diabetic to understand. They do not have the choice. Their only choice is to give up having anything sweet. They like anyone else like to enjoy a dessert occasionally so enjoy your sugar but keep your opinions to yourself, stop degrading others.

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