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Lime Mini Cheesecakes with Chocolate Crust
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Chill Time:
2 hrs
Total Time
45 mins

Finish out your fiesta with a dessert that complements all those Mexican flavors! These Lime Mini Cheesecakes with Chocolate Cookie Crust are cute as can be, and perfect for your party!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheesecake, cheesecakes, Chocolate, Crust, lime, mini
Servings: 12 mini cheesecakes
Calories: 323 kcal
For the crust
For the cheesecake
  • 12 ounces cream cheese (11/2 blocks), softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest (zest of 1 lime)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (juice of 1 lime)
For the toppings
  • 3/4 cup lime curd* (approx.)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, whipped softly with 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 6 thin slices of fresh lime, cut in half
To make the crust:
  1. Lightly mist a mini-cheesecake pan with non-stick spray.  
  2. Place the Oreos in a food processor or mini-chopper, and process until fine.  
  3. Stir in the melted butter, and divide the mixture equally between all 12 wells of the prepared pan.
To make the cheesecake:
  1. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F.
  2. Place the cream cheese, sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a large mixing bowl, and beat on medium-low speed until smooth.  
  3. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl with a silicone spatula, and add one egg.  Stir until combined.  
  4. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl again, then add the second egg.  
  5. Stir in the heavy cream, vanilla, lime zest, and lime juice.
  6. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan, and bake for 22-28 minutes or until the sides of the mini-cheesecakes are set but the centers are still slightly jiggly.  
  7. Cool completely at room temperature, then chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours before unmolding.**
To garnish:
  1. Spread about a tablespoon of lime curd on the top of each mini cheesecake.  
  2. Top with whipped cream.  
  3. Garnish with a thin slice of lime.
Recipe Notes

*To make lime curd, follow this recipe, substituting lime for lemon in equal measure.

**This dessert is good cold, but it's even better at room temp!  It's easier to unmold them if they're cold, but if you can, put them on a serving dish and let them soften up a bit before serving.

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Nutrition Facts
Lime Mini Cheesecakes with Chocolate Crust
Amount Per Serving
Calories 323 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 114mg38%
Sodium 192mg8%
Potassium 78mg2%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 710IU14%
Vitamin C 2.8mg3%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.