This cupcake version of a chocolate-key lime pie is an ideal pick-up dessert for entertaining. Make a crumb crust with chocolate wafers and top with a sweet cream cheese mixture flavored with fresh key lime juice.
12 jumbo-size aluminum foil baking cups
Vegetable cooking spray
1 (9-oz.) package chocolate wafer cookies
1/2 cup butter, melted
3 (8-oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons key lime zest
1/3 cup fresh key lime juice
3 large eggs
Garnishes: sweetened whipped cream, fresh cherries and blackberries, fresh mint leaves
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°. Place 12 jumbo-size aluminum foil baking cups in lightly greased muffin pans, and coat with cooking spray.
Pulse chocolate wafer cookies in a food processor 8 to 10 times or until finely crushed. Stir together cookie crumbs and butter; firmly press on bottom and two-thirds up sides of each baking cup (about 3 Tbsp. crumbs per cup).
Beat cream cheese and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended. Add lime zest and lime juice, beating at low speed until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until yellow disappears after each addition. Spoon mixture into prepared cups, filling completely full.
Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until set. Cool in pans on wire racks 15 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks, and let cool 15 minutes or until completely cool. Cover and chill 4 hours. Garnish, if desired.
I found these to be very good. I made for a ladies luncheon and there was not a crumb left. To: sjbrouse :. If you read the recipe correctly, it read that "jumbo" papers/pans are to be used, not regular size. I imagine this was part of your problem.
This recipe is not right. Maybe it is intended for Sprinkles-sized cupcake holders & not regular pan-size. There is WAY WAY too much butter mixed with the cookies (9oz is 1/2 a package). The cups were dripping with butter when I took them out. There is no way it makes 12-- it made 24 regular sized cupcakes. The filling rose, cracked, & fell, and it took more like 30+ minutes to cook, not 20min. Not a southern living quality recipe. Not impressed AT ALL!!
Very delicious! I have made this recipe several times. Everyone loves a small dessert and presentation is very impressive. I have replaced the fresh lime juice and zest with Nellie and Joe's Key West Lime Juice.