Friday, September 17, 2010

Lime Cheesecake for my Patient

So, I'm in Brooklyn for a few weeks taking care of my sister. She just had spinal fusion surgery, along with a laminectomy and a diskectomy. So obviously, she's not in great shape right now. But, she's getting better every day! I'll keep you posted on that. So, since we've been confined to about 400 square feet, we get kind of bored. And hungry. And I also believe that sweets are an excellent form of medication for people who are in pain. So since the weather's been so nice (except for the "tornado" yesterday) we decided to make adorable tiny lime cheesecakes to go along with all the sunshine pouring through the windows! The recipe comes from this cookbook. And it's suuuuper easy and delicious.

Nilla wafers
1 container cream cheese (I used reduced fat)
1 small can (one cup) sweetened condensed milk
2 limes

While cream cheese is softening, crush desired amount of Nilla wafers in a ramekin for the crust

Line the bottom of the ramekin with the crushed cookies.

Mix the cream cheese and condensed milk until it looks blended

Juice and zest the limes and mix in with the cream cheese mixture until it looks glossy

STEP 5 (optional)
Make yourself a gin and Raspberry lemonade

Pour mixture in to each ramekin and refrigerate for 4 hours or until firm

The finished product! I think it looks pretty with the one cookie on top, but we ended up crumbling more on top because we forgot how delicious Nilla wafers are. Hope you enjoy!

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