Recipe of the Week: Key Lime Cheesecakes

Recipe of the Week: Key Lime Cheesecakes

We're still inching along through Winter, but that doesn't mean your food needs to be dull!

Add a little taste of Summer to your gloomy Winter days with these fun mini-cheesecakes. 

Servings: 9

Recipe courtesy of: SweatPeasandSaffron.com

Ingredients:

  • Crust:

  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs {56g}
  • 1 tbsp sugar

  • 2 tbsp butter melted {28g}

  • Key Lime Cheesecake:

  • 4 oz light cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup greek yogurt

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tablespoons key lime zest 4 key limes

  • 1 tablespoon key lime juice 2 key limes

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • optional green food coloring

Instructions:

  • Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
  • Line a standard-sized muffin pan with 9 muffin papers.
  • Melt the butter, and stir in the sugar and graham cracker crumbs. Divide evenly amongst the 9 muffin papers, pressing gently into the bottoms using your fingers or a spoon.
  • In a large bowl, use a hand-held mixer to beat the cream cheese until smooth.
  • Add the Greek yogurt, sugar, egg, key lime zest and juice, and vanilla. Beat for a few minutes until completely incorporated.
  • *Optional* Add one drop of green food coloring and blend until color is even.
  • Spoon about 1.5-2 tablespoons of filling over the muffin papers, or until all the batter is used.
  • Bake in the oven for 25 or so minutes, until centers are set (they may have a very slight jiggle still).
  • Allow to cool completely, then place in the fridge and chill.

One Serving Equals: 123 calories, 12g carbohydrates, 3g protein, 7g fat, 32mg cholesterol, 126mg sodium, and 9g sugar.

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