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30 mins

Strawberry and Lime Mini Cheesecakes a Cinco De Mayo inspired recipe

2 pkg. (8 oz. each) Cream Cheese, softened
1 pkg. mascarpone cheese
1/2 cup caster/white sugar
1 tsp. grated lemon zest (2 limes)
juice of 2 limes
1 cup sliced and hulled strawberries
1-2 tablespoons of caster/white sugar

for the base:
12 biscuits (makes roughly 1½ cups crumbs)
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 tablespoon caster/white sugar
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)

6 glass ramekin dishes.

(about 30 minutes to make plus 4 hours to set)

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  • Step 1

    Crush the biscuits and add the melted butter and cinnamon (optional). Mix well and press firmly into the ramekin dishes (alternatively for a larger cheesecake us an 8-inch pie pan). Pat down using the back of a tablespoon. Place in fridge for 30mins to set.

  • Step 2

    While base is setting. Mix together cream cheese, mascarpone, lime zest, lime juice (I normally put the lime juice in to taste roughly about 2 limes worth but if you would prefer a zestier cheesecake add 1 more) sugar, using a wooden spoon or electric mixer. Pour the cheese mixture over the base and spread evenly. Put cheesecakes in the fridge for at least 1 hour to set, (if making a large cheesecake it will need at least 4 hours to set, preferably overnight).

  • Step 3

    While the cheesecakes are setting, slice the strawberries and sprinkle with a generous amount of sugar (1 to 2 tablespoons). Just before serving spoon the sliced strawberries and juice over the mini cheesecakes.

    cook's notes: I have made these cheesecakes many times and they are always dissapear quickly... I will be making them again next week for Cinco De Mayo to go along with burritos, nachos, and possibly some cinnamon tortilla crisps too.

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Mel · Belgium, Wisconsin, US
@Greenleaf, it's kind of impossible to make a _cheese_cake dairy-free... >_> The main ingredients are types of cheese, and not types that can be faked vegan-style.
GreenLeaf · Essex, England, GB · 52 projects
Oh, any ideas how I could make a dairy free version? If not when I find out I will post my version. *_*
GreenLeaf · Essex, England, GB · 52 projects
Looks wonderful, I'm gonna make Hubby & I them.
Ruby · 11 projects
Looks super yummy!!

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