Key Lime Cheesecakes (No Bake)

Key Lime Cheesecakes

Yield: 2

Prep Time:5 minutes

Cook Time:1 minute

These Key Lime Cheesecakes are super quick and easy no bake dessert. With key lime curd and zest, these key lime cheesecakes recipe are perfect to enjoy this summer.

Ingredients:

Crust

  • 14g (1 tbsp) butter
  • 60g (½ cup, packed) digestive biscuits (graham crackers) crumbs

Cheesecake filling

  • 2 medium eggs
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 90g (⅓ heaped cup or 6 tbsp) cream cheese
  • 60g (4 tbsp) sour cream
  • 90g (6 tbsp) granulated sugar
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cornflour (cornstarch)

Topping

  • 92g (4 heaped tbsp) key lime curd
  • lemon zest, optional

Directions:

  1. In a microwave-safe cup or mug, melt the butter for 10-20 seconds, or until fully melted.
  2. Crush the digestive biscuits (graham crackers) using either a food processor or in a ziploc bag with a rolling pin. Add the butter to the crumbs, divide evenly into two microwave safe jars (or ramekins) and press into the bottom. I found this easier using the bottom of a extract bottle for slim mouthed jars.
  3. In another medium bowl, add the eggs, vanilla extract, cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, salt, and cornflour (cornstarch). Whisk gently until smooth then spoon or pour the mixture evenly into both jars.
  4. Cook in the microwave for 30 second bursts, alternating between jars, for 1 minute 30 seconds. For example, pop first jar in microwave for 30 seconds, remove then pop the second jar in for 30 seconds, then return back to the first jar again and repeating for 3x 30 second bursts between jars.
  5. Once cooked, allow to cool to room temperature before topping with the key lime curd. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  6. If desired, top with a little key lime or regular lime zest. Serve chilled.

Notes:

  • You will need two microwave safe 350ml (1½ cups) sized jars or ramekins for this recipe.
  • You can use homemade key lime curd or store-bought for this recipe.
  • If you can't find key limes or key lime curd, feel free to substitute for regular limes.
  • This recipe can easily be halved for single serve.
  • Want to bake this dessert? Preheat your oven to 160°C (325°F) and bake for around 10 minutes.