Quark Cheesecake Squares with Lemon Curd

 Recipe from What's For Lunch, Honey?  


150 - 200g digestive biscuits
500g fresh quark, substitute with cream cheese
1 cup lemon curd recipe
60g unsalted butter, melted
150g granulated sugar
2 eggs
Zest and juice from 2 organic lemons


  1. Butter a 20x20 cm square spring form baking pan then line with baking paper. Heat the oven to 165 degrees C.

  2. Place the digestive biscuits in a food processor and process until finely ground. Pour the melted butter and continue to pulse until the mixture resembles damp sand. Transfer the mixture into the prepared pan and using a flat bottomed metal bowl, firmly press into the baking pan until even. Set aside.

  3. In the cleaned bowl of the food processor combine quark, sugar. lemon juice and zest and pulse until smooth. Scrape the sides of the bowl and pulse for a further few seconds.

  4. Add the eggs and process until the mixture is very smooth and creamy, about 20-30 seconds. Scrape the sides and pulse a few more times.

  5. Pour the quark mixture into the pan. Bake for about 40-45 minutes until the center is dry to touch and the sides are puffed.

  6. As soon as the quark cheesecake comes out of the oven pour the prepared lemon curd over the quark. Smooth out the lemon curd evenly with an offset spatula.

  7. Allow to cool to room temperature, then refrigerate overnight.

  8. To serve cut the quark cheesecake with a sharp serrated knife into squares.

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