Every time my family goes to Miami to visit my stepmom’s family, an obligatory stop is made it Joe’s Stone Crab for crab cakes, chopped salad, and — most importantly — Joe’s famous Key lime pie.
As much as I love having this outing to look forward to every year, I often crave Key lime pie and don’t have a place to go to get my fix. And I’ve never been able to find a good recipe to make at home. I’ve tried whipping up everything from Key lime brownies to no-bake Key lime bars, and nothing has satisfied my cravings like Joe’s Key lime pie.
Well, I may have just found the recipe that’s about to change all that. These Key lime cheesecake jars incorporate two of my favorite desserts — Key lime pie and cheesecake — and the leftovers are easy to store in the freezer for weeks of cravings to come.
These Key lime cheesecake jars are also such a cute and tasty idea for a holiday or birthday gift. I would be thrilled if someone gave me one of these for Christmas!
You don’t have to be Julia Child to make these creamy Key lime cheesecake jars. These tangy treats are no-bake, so don’t worry about overcooking the cheesecake or burning your fingers taking a hot dish out of the oven!
Take a look at the list of ingredients and instructions below, then build your cheesecake jars along with our step-by-step video.
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3⁄4cup graham cracker crumbs
- 3 tbsps. butter, melted
- 1 tbsp. sugar
- 2 Key limes, zested
- 12 oz. cream cheese
- 3 tbsps. lime juice
- 1 tbsp. coconut extract
- 4 oz. whipped cream
- green food coloring
- In bowl, whisk together graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and sugar.
- In another bowl, use a mixer to combine Key lime zest, cream cheese, lime juice, and coconut extract until peaks form.
- Add whipped cream and a few drops of green food coloring to cream cheese mixture, and fold in.
- Line 4 oz. Mason jars with the graham cracker mixture.
- Top the graham cracker mixture with the cream cheese mixture and flatten.
- Garnish with whipped cream and a slice of Key lime.
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