Strawberry and lime mini-cheesecakes

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Serves: 6

By meridian

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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp caster sugar

  • 65g sugar

  • 450g cream cheese

  • 250g mascarpone cheese

  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, (optional)

  • 2 tbsp melted butter

  • 1 handful strawberries, sliced and hulled

  • 2 limes, juiced

  • 12 biscuits, (makes roughly 11/2 cups crumbs)

  • 110g caster sugar

Method

  1. Crush the biscuits and add the melted butter and cinnamon (optional). Mix well and press firmly into 6 small ramekin dishes (alternatively for a larger cheesecake us an 8-inch pie pan). 2. Pat down using the back of a tablespoon. Place in fridge for 30mins to set.
    3 .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) and sugar, using a wooden spoon or electric mixer.
  2. 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).
  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.

Handy Hint

you can use raspberries insted of strawberries, and low fat soft cheese may be used instead of full fat.

Additional Information

  • Egg Free

  • Nut Free

  • Vegetarian

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Biscuit and sweets

  • Kids can help

  • Make Ahead

  • cake

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  • lilyfaith 03/07/14 21:26

    They look absolutely scrummy, I'm going to be giving these a try very soon!!

  • meridian 13/06/08 09:33

    I originally made these mini cheesecakes for Cinco de Mayo (the 5th of May a Mexican holiday) I served them after we had nachos, burritos, and refried beans. The cinnamon in the base blends well with the sweet strawberries and the lime cheesecake. DH was very impressed, he ate 4 of the 6 ramekins I had made (not all the same night). DS was initially sceptical about it being lime but after eating all the strawberries off the top of his cheesecake he proclaimed that the cheesecake bit was actually "quite nice" and polished the rest off.