Product Type: Frü Food
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Frü Sicilian Lemon Cheesecake
Member Name: i_am_joy
Frü Sicilian Lemon Cheesecake
Advantages: Delicious, a tangy lemon flavour throughout the cheesecake, wonderful buttery base
Disadvantages: Absolutely none whatsoever!
Today to celebrate a pleasing weigh-in at Weight Watchers I decided to buy myself a nice treat from Sainsbury's, convincing myself in a completely unconvincing way that a Frü cheesecake would be healthier than a chocolate pudding. Of course, the lemon is used in conjunction with so much cream, sugar and butter that I could have had the chocolate pudding for roughly the same calories - but, boy, am I glad I opted for the Sicilian Lemon Cheesecake desserts.
The first thing I liked about these cheesecakes is that they are sold in individual glass ramekins which can be reused and look absolutely lovely, I can envisage plenty of summery desserts being created in the i_am_joy kitchen and served in these attractive Frü dishes.
The cheesecakes, however, are even better than the dishes! It was absolutely delicious; wonderfully lemony with a zesty yet sweet flavour which complimented the buttery biscuit base to perfection. The texture of the lemon cheesecake is moist yet nicely firm, worth a mention as compared to some very sloppy cheesecakes I bought from Tesco this seems positively luxurious.
I hadn't realised when I bought them that the cheesecake actually has three layers which are the biscuit base, typical cheesecake layer and then a layer of what can only be described as a tangy lemon curd. Each layer compliments the other perfectly; the lemon layer is very zesty and just the right side of 'too sour' in my opinion, while the cheesecake is more subtly lemon flavoured which serves to intensify the citrus flavour. The base is a delight, it's a soft biscuit base which has also soaked up the flavour of lemon to finish off this dessert beautifully.
The whole cheesecake is completely lemon flavoured and for a lemon lover like me, this is perfect! The dessert is sweet, but not sugary in the slightest and most of the sweetness is covered over by the tanginess of the lemon anyway which is absolutely the overwhelming flavour in these wonderful little puddings. I particularly like the fact that the cheesecake has been finished off with a sprinkling of crumbled biscuit which makes a lovely contrast in the textures of the otherwise very soft and creamy dessert.
Now, going back to my first paragraph I can tell you that nutritionally this dessert is probably as high as if I'd chosen a chocolate one. Each small cheesecake (and they are small!) contains 352 calories and 25.2g of fat - it's completely worth it though for the taste sensation it provides!
Summary: A delicious and very decadent lemony dessert.
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