Easy No Bake Lime Cheesecake

A quick, elegant dessert that takes less than 30 minutes to put together, my Easy No Bake Lime Cheesecake makes entertaining a breeze.

Easy No Bake Lime Cheesecake
Your guests will never guess just how easy this elegant Easy No Bake Lime Cheesecake is to make – unless you decide to share the delicious secret with them. The work of less than thirty minutes, I’ve been serving my no bake lime cheesecake to guests for over ten years – ever since I was inspired by a recipe on a television advertisement.

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The main ingredient in my  Easy No Bake Lime Cheesecake is mascarpone cheese. Mascarpone is a thick, soft creamed cow’s milk cheese which originated in Italy. It’s used in the classic Italian dessert Tiramisu as well as in savoury sauces. Slightly thicker than traditional cream cheese and beautifully spreadable, mascarpone has a seriously high fat content but its great taste and texture make it worth every single calorie.

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An elegant dessert that takes less than 30 minutes to put together, my Easy No Bake Lime Cheesecake makes entertaining more fun than ever!

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Very Versatile Easy No Bake Lime Cheesecake

I love this recipe for so many reasons, not least of all because it is so very adaptable. Use graham crackers or digestive biscuits for the cookie crust instead of ginger cookies. Swap out the Cointreau for another liqueur. Limoncello works well here as does Grand Mariner or Triple Sec. Vary the decorations – strawberries and raspberries are a beautiful contrast to the beautiful pale green of this dessert – or grate some good dark chocolate over top as an homage to the classic British candy, chocolate limes. Or for a change, try my Easy No Bake Orange Cheesecake.

Easy, versatile and oh so delicious – be sure to add my Easy No Bake Lime Cheesecake to your repetoire of quick, elegant and indulgent desserts.

Easy No Bake Lime Cheesecake Recipe

Easy No Bake Lime Cheesecake
Serves: Serves 6 to 8 generously
  • ⅓ cup butter, melted
  • 1- 8oz (200 gram) package of ginger cookies, crushed (about 20 cookies)
  • 2 cups mascarpone cheese
  • ⅓ cup confectioner's sugar (icing sugar)
  • 2 limes
  • 2 tablespoons Cointreau
  1. Mix the melted butter with the crushed cookies and press into the base of a 7 inch (18 cm) loose bottomed cake tin. Put in the fridge for 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, zest the limes with a fine grater and squeeze the juice from them.
  3. In an electric mixer, beat together the mascarpone cheese, confectioner's sugar, lime juice, zest and Cointreau.
  4. Spread the mixture evenly over the cookie base.
  5. Chill for at least an hour or for up to 12 hours.
  6. Run a knife around the edge of the cake tin and carefully remove the sides.
  7. Decorate the cheesecake with fruit or chocolate if desired.
  8. Slice and serve.
Adapted from a recipe by Sainsbury's

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Article by April Harris

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April is a writer, recipe developer, frequent traveller and blogger sharing travel, food, and style. Based in the south of England, April is a British Canadian who is passionate about family, hearth and home, healthy living (with treats!) and the transformative power of travel.

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  1. Fabulous – I love limes – and it would be great with Limoncello. Cheers

  2. This sounds absolutely delicious! I’ve always loved key lime pie. I’m sure I could make this gluten-free with GF cookies from the store.

  3. I love your tips for changing up the crust, flavoring, and decorations–a different pie every time! And so many possibilities. Thank you for sharing, April!

  4. Looks great! My dad loves Key Lime pie, so I bet he would love this!

  5. Oh April, you’re killing me…this looks and sounds divine. I’ll have to make this as a special treat – then spend the rest of the week on the elliptical, making up for it. Tee hee.

  6. April, this is perfect for the current too-hot-to-bake weather! And my husband loves lime everything! Just have to pick up some mascarpone.

  7. I love a dessert like this for the hot summer days. Your Lime Cheesecake looks delicious I know we will enjoy it. Hope you have a fantastic weekend and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us here at Full Plate Thursday. We hope to see you again real soon.
    Miz Helen

  8. sounds like a perfect dessert for a hot summer day. My mother in law often made a lime cheese cake type of dessert – this brings back memories. thanks for sharing the recipe!

  9. Deliciousness!! YUMMMMMM!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  10. I love how easy and adaptable this cheesecake is, and it sounds so delicious!Pinning to try later!

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