Mini Lime-Coconut Cheesecakes (adapted from Zoe Bakes via A Dash of Sass)
Makes about 18 miniature cheesecakes
For the crust:
1 cup plus 2 T finely ground graham crackers
1 cup plus 2 T sweetened shredded coconut
6 T melted butter
For the filling:
1-1/2 8-oz packages (3/4 pound) full-fat cream cheese, at room temperature
6 large egg yolks
1/2 to 3/4 can sweetened condensed milk (start with the smaller amount and add more to taste)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup lime juice
1 T lime zest
For the topping:
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup powdered sugar
Toasted coconut, for garnish
1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Place 18 cupcake papers in muffin tins.
2. Combine the graham cracker crumbs, shredded coconut, and butter in a food processor and pulse until well combined. Divide among the cupcake papers and press down with fingers or the back of a spoon. Bake about 10 minutes to set the crust, and then remove from oven and let cool (leave the oven on for baking the filling).
3. Beat the cream cheese until it is smooth with no lumps. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Beat in 1/2 can of the sweetened condensed milk along with the granulated sugar. Beat in the lime juice and zest. Taste, and add more sweetened condensed milk to taste.
4. Divide the cheesecake filling among the muffin tins, filling each one almost all the way full.
5. Bake 30-35 minutes, until the cheesecakes are set.
6. Remove from oven and let cool - the cheesecakes will sink, but that's ok since they'll be covered in topping.
7. Once the cheesecakes are cool, stir together the sour cream and powdered sugar. Cover each cheesecake with a spoonful of sour cream topping. Chill the cheesecakes.
8. Sprinkle with toasted coconut just before serving (so the coconut doesn't get soggy).
I'm sending this recipe off to the citrus blog hop at Katherine Martinelli.