If you’re looking for an impressive dessert to serve for guests but want something super easy, this No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake Tart Recipe is the perfect dessert for you!
I created this recipe for the 2022 Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, when I wanted to serve something special but didn’t want to be in the kitchen all weekend. I wanted to be out enjoying myself to celebrate Her Majesty reaching 70 years on the throne!
My aim was to come up with an easy, delicious but wow-factor dessert that everyone could whip up quickly and serve at their street parties, garden parties, picnics or Bank Holiday gatherings, without having to do mountains of prep or baking.
So here it is – in just seven ingredients, the cheat’s Very British Lemon Cheesecake Tart. A full-on shortcut pudding but also an all-out patriotic tribute. God save the the Lemon Cheesecake Tart!
You’ll love this recipe because:
✅ Homemade and impressive
✅ Delicious and super easy
✅ A summery crowd-pleaser
TOP TIPS FOR MAKING THE LEMON CHEESECAKE TART
⭐️ Lemon curd is a great shortcut to get that amazing sweet, zesty flavour without needing to add extra sugar.
⭐️ If you don’t like or can’t get hold of raspberries, you could use strawberries for the red part of the Union Jack.
⭐️ The amount of berries you’ll need will depend on the surface area of your cheesecake, so make sure you have enough if your dish is wider!
FAQs ABOUT THE LEMON CHEESECAKE
Should my tart set?
This isn’t a super firm tart as we are using some shortcuts here, but as long as you’re careful to serve it straight from the fridge, it should be firm enough to slice and lift out.
If you really want it to be firmer, you can freeze the base alone for an hour before you finish it off.
What tin should I use to make this tart?
I used a 24cm loose bottom tart tin. This means that you can easily push the tart out of the tin from the bottom when it is set. (Stand the thin on a can of baked beans, push down and the sides will come away.) Also, extra lazy trick, don’t bother to remove the bottom of the tin, just sit it on top of a plate.
What if I don’t have a flan tin?
You can use any round type of Pyrex-style dish, which you would serve the tart straight out of. Not having to remove the tart from a tin is easier BUT trickier to slice and serve. Who doesn’t love a big spoonful dolloped on a plate and ready to go though?!
Fancy more cheat dessert recipes?
- Banoffee Pie – Quick summer pudding
- Nutella Brownies – Only three ingredients
- White Chocolate Cheesecake – A no-bake classic
Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do.
I’d love to know how you got on and what you thought of it if you make this recipe. Please rate the recipe using the ⭐️ by the recipe.Also, if you’d like to show me a photo by tagging me on Instagram (@tamingtwins) I LOVE to see your creations.
Very British Jubilee Easy Lemon Tart
- 300 g Ginger nut biscuits
- 100 g Butter Melted
- 300 ml Double cream
- 165 g Cream cheese
- 150 g Lemon curd
- 175 g Raspberries See notes
- 280 g Blueberries
- Crush the ginger nuts until they are sandy and add the melted butter. Mix well.
- Press into the flan case until the bottom and the sides are firmly packed down. Using the bottom of a glass is helpful.
- If you have time, chill for 30 minutes.
- Beat the double cream, cream cheese and lemon curd until it is very stiff and thick. Add to the tart base and smooth out.
- Add your berries in your Union Jack pattern and chill for at least 4 hours. Keep it in the fridge until you are ready to eat it!
You may need to add more or fewer berries depending on their size!
What can be used instead of double cream please ?
Sarah Barnes says
A dairy free alternative would work Andria. Thanks!
I’ve made this this afternoon, can’t wait to tuck into it later!
What could I use instead of ginger biscuits? Digestives?
Sarah Barnes says
Any dry biscuit you fancy will work, the ginger just gives a nice tang!
What a great special dessert and so easy to make. Thank you Sarah! Bx
Hi, will this be ok if we make it the day before? Thanks!
I thought I’d try this for when I had guests round… it was super easy and yet so delicious and went down an absolute treat with my guests! I then went on to take it to different bbq’s the following couple of weeks, all with different crowds yet it’s had the same reaction each time! Definitely my new signature dish! Thanks so much!
Only negative is that there’s never any left for me to sneak for breakfast the next day, it literally disappears!!