Happy Birthday My Dear

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Happy Saint Patrick’s day!! I love Saint Patrick’s day, I feel it is a festivity full of energy, positiveness, happiness, proudness, brightness, or maybe it is just the luck of the Irish! Most of all it is my husband’s birthday! I wanted to prepare something very special for him. I know he really likes cheesecake, so I decided to go with this version that I created. Something green to go with Saint Patrick’s theme, something tart I didn’t want it to be over sweet and of course what can be better than cheesecake!

It may seem like a lot of steps, but they are all very simple and it goes very quickly. Hope you like it. And have a very, very Happy birthday my love!

LIME CHEESECAKE WITH LIME CURD AND MERENGUE TOPPING

Ingredients

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Makes 8 individual cheesecakes

For crust

12 single Graham crackers

2   Tablespoon brown sugar

3   Tablespoon butter melted

For filling

6   oz Cream cheese

6   oz Ricotta cheese

1   egg

1/2 Cup brown sugar

1   teaspoon grated lime zest

For lime curd

2  Egg yolk

1  Tablepoon maple syrup

1  teaspoon lime zest

3  Tablespoon lime juice

3  Tablespoon coconut oil melted

For merengue

2  Eggwhite

1/8 cream of tartar

1  Tablespoon maple syrup

 

Procedure

  • Pre-heat oven to 350º F
  • Grind graham crackers
  • Add brown sugar and melted butter until well combined
  • Split mixture into 8 individual oven save and with clean hands press it to the bottom to form the crust

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  • Bake for 10 minutes
  • While crust is in the oven, let’s make the filling
  • In a bowl mix cream cheese and ricotta cheese until well combined
  • Add egg. brown sugar and lemon zest, mix well

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  • When time is up, take crust out of oven and let cool for a couple of minutes
  • Fill the individual moulds with cheese mixture
  • Put them back in oven, now for 20 minutes
  • Meanwhile… Prepare curd and merengue
  • Separate eggwhites from yolks

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  • Fill a medium pot with water, bring to boil
  • Place the egg yolks, maple syrup, lime zest, lime juice and coconut oil into a heatproof bowl, put it over the pot of boiling water and whisk constantly for about 3 to 4 minutes until the curd thickens. Be careful to not over cook, once it starts thickening it will go very quickly.

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  • Beat the meringue ingredients with an electric mixer on high-speed until stiff peaks form.

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  • Take the cheesecakes out of the oven and let the cool for 2 minutes once again
  • Top with lime curd and merengue

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  • Back in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until the meringue browns

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  • Let them cool before putting them in the fridge.
  • Let them set in refrigerator for about 4 hours
  • Enjoy!

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