Goat cheese and lime individual cheesecakes
I really love these goat cheese and lime cheesecakes – they’re also perfectly proportioned as a treat for a single individual. (Not, by the way, that a whole big cheesecake isn’t sometimes also the correct portion for a single person – but that’s a different story.)
Goat cheese and lime - the perfect flavor combo
I love the combination of goat cheese and lime. These cheesecakes are not over-the-top sweet, so the flavor combination is front-and-center. The creaminess of the cheese and the subtle goat flavor combined with the brightness and acidity of the lime makes for a perfect twist on a classic.
Picking goat cheese
I am your kind of crazy goat friend who makes her own cheese. You don’t have to be like me to end up with a great goat cheese cheesecake, though. The kind of chèvre that you can get at most grocery stores is great for this recipe. I do suggest adding it to this recipe at room temperature, though, it will blend better and be creamier.
If you ARE a crazy cheesemaking goat person like me, a chèvre is nice, but so is a creamy goat fromage blanc for these lime cheesecakes.
Tips for these easy-to-make cheesecakes
- I added the optional step of baking these with a pan of water on the lower rack of the oven. I find that increasing the humidity inside the oven makes them less likely to crack.
- These are easy to freeze and thaw. They keep really well.
- Although in this recipe I call for at least 4 hours of cooling in the refrigerator, I like them better if they can sit at least overnight. The flavors settle and meld in a delightful way.
- This recipe is really easy to double, and you’ll be surprised how quickly a dozen of them can disappear.
Goat cheese and lime individual cheesecakesCourse: DessertDifficulty: Easy
These simple and delicious goat cheese and lime cheesecakes are unbelievably delicious. The tartness of the lime perfectly offsets the goat cheese to make this twist on a classic a dessert to remember. They're not too sweet, but not too tart, an ideal balance. Easy to double recipe.
4 ounces goat cheese
4 ounces cream cheese (softened)
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Juice of one lime (about 2 Tablespoons)
Zest of one lime (about one teaspoon)
1 large egg, room temperature
6 Ready Crust Mini Graham Pie Crusts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Optional: Place a shallow dish filled half way with water on the bottom rack (baking cheesecakes in an oven with a dish of water helps to prevent cracking.)
Cream goat cheese, cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, lime juice, and lime zest.
Add egg and continue mixing until smooth.
Gently ladle mixture into the crusts
Bake on the rack above the dish with water (if you decided to add that step) for 25 minutes, or until centers are just set.
Chill for at least 4 hours (I prefer at least overnight as it helps the flavors to permeate) and garnish with lime slices or zest.