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There are so many variations of this delectable dessert. My favourite is a very simple baked vanilla cheesecake with some sweet pistachio dukkah for some added texture.

So this is what you will need:

  • 200 gm of sweet plain biscuits (like to use Digestives)
  • 50 gm of thread coconut
  • 125 gm butter melted
  • 3/4 cup of Coconut sugar / caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 500 gm of cream cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon of finely grated lemon
  • 3 Eggs


Preheat oven to 140 degrees fan bake
Grease a 23cm round springform cake pan
Place biscuits in food processor until resembles breadcrumbs. Add the butter until mixed thoroughly
Press into the greased cake pan and refrigerate for approximately for 30 minutes
Place cream cheese, sugar, sour cream, vanilla and lemon rind until well mixed. Add the eggs one at a time processing until combined.
Pour into pan and bake for 50 mins .
Allow to cool in oven for a good hour with the door slightly ajar ( this will prevent cracks ! )

Sweet Pistachio Dukkah

1 Tablespoon of roasted fennel seeds
1 Tablespoon of Caster sugar
1/4 cup of roasted and chopped pistachios

Mix all of the above together and sprinkle generously over a slice of the cheesecake!