Mini Key Lime Cheesecake
How do you and your family celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? For me and my family it’s not like the Fourth of July or even Labor Day. I know of no connection in our family, genetically that is, to the Irish. So for us St. Patrick’s Day has always been more of something we remember when we see the evening news with crowds of people decked out in the color green. I did search my drawers desperately the night before March 17th for some piece of color green when I was in school. But that was only because I wanted to avoid being the target of random pinches all day long. Now with a family of my own nothing much has changed about our excitement (or lack thereof) for St. Patrick’s Day. Until now. I was thinking why not seize the moment and create an annual March family tradition? Still going with the theme of green I chose mini key lime cheesecakes to start us off. Maybe with this new tradition we won’t wear the color green, we’ll just eat it.
Graham cracker recipe 2 8 oz. packages cream cheese 3/4 cup sugar 2 large eggs 4 tbsp. key lime juice ½ -1 tsp lime zest 16 oz. sour cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter and use a brush to spread generously in each muffin tin. Press graham cracker dough into muffin tins and bake in oven for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside. Mix cream cheese, sugar, eggs, lime juice, and lime zest. Spoon key lime cream cheese filling into graham cracker crust lined in cupcake/muffin tins. Place in oven and bake for 15-17 minutes.
Have a wonderful weekend with the family!!