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Lemon Yogurt Cheese Cake with Raspberries

Our dietitians' favourite

By Josée Robitaille

  • Prep: 30 min
  • Refrigeration: 3 h
Yields 8 - 10 Servings
lemon yogurt cheese cake with raspberries


  • 1/4 (60 mL) melted butter
  • 1 cup (250 mL) finely crushed ginger cookies or Graham cracker
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) finely chopped roasted pecans
  • 2 cups (500 mL) plain yogurt
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Quark cheese
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) sugar
  • Finely grated rind of a lemon
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) unflavoured gelatine
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) milk
  • 12 oz (340 g) fresh raspberries
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In a bowl, mix butter, crushed cookies and pecans. Spread on bottom of a 4 X 10 in (or 5 X 9 in) rectangular pan lined with plastic wrap and press down firmly with a spatula. Set aside.

In a bowl, mix the yogourt, Quark cheese, sugar and lemon rind until the texture is homogenous.

In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatine over half the milk (cold), then stir in with a fork. Add the remaining milk very hot and mix until the gelatine is dissolved.

Add the gelatine mixture to the yogurt and mix well. Pour half the mixture into the pan then layer half the raspberries. Cover with the rest of the mixture and garnish with the remaining raspberries. Refrigerate at least 3 heures.


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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 211 Calories
Protein: 8 g
Carbohydrate: 26 g
Fat: 9 g
Fibre: 2.8 g
Sodium: 93 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 13 % / 147 mg
Phosphorus: 14 %
Selenium: 15 %
Vitamin B12: 21 %
Vitamin C: 18 %