Jerusalem post cheesecake

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
150 grams Cookies; (1.25 cups of crumbs)
¼ cup Chopped walnuts/pecans
100 grams Unsalted butter
1 pinch Cinammon and/or ginger; (optional)
500 grams Cream cheese; (5% fat)
½ cup Plain yoghurt; (1.5% fat)
¾ cup Sugar
2 tablespoons Flour
2 \N Eggs; (separated)
\N \N Lemon rind & vanilla to taste
1½ cup Plain yoghurt; (1.5% fat)
3 tablespoons Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla




This recipe was printed in the Jerusalem Post about 4 years ago. There was also a full fat recipe but a friend tried it and it was just too rich to really have fun with. It does take a bit of time to make but if you do other things in between it is well worth the time and effort.

Crust: Preheat oven to 160°C. Crush cookies. Chop nuts. Melt butter. Mix well. Lightly grease a 23cm pan. Press mix on bottom and 2½ cm up sides.

Bake for 10 mins. Allow to cool.


Beat cheese and yoghurt together on slow speed. Gradually beat in sugar.

Beat in egg yolks, flour and lemon rind. Stir in vanilla. In a small bowl beat egg whites till stiff. Fold into mix. Pour carefully into cooled crust. Bake for 45 minutes or till firm in centre. Remove from oven and cool for 15 minutes. Raise oven to 200°C.


Pour off all water from yoghurt. Mix all ingredients together. Pour onto cooled cake avoiding the crust. Bake for 7 mins or till topping has firmed.

Remove from oven and cool to room temperature. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

Posted to JEWISH-FOOD digest by Melissa Shenker <melissa@...> on Apr 22, 1998

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