Aaaaand we’re back to the realm of citrus again. This week we took on key lime cheesecake bars. It was the first time either of us had attempted cheesecake, so needless to say we were pretty excited.
We used this recipe over at Confessions of a Cookbook Queen. It’s a great recipe, but a little confusing in places, so we’re going to attempt to clarify the places where we got confused.
The biggest confusion for us was knowing when to prepare the lime curd, because it’s listed further down when in reality it needs to be done way before then. After making the lime curd, we then started on the cream cheese filling.
We then forged ahead into the next stage which involved a lot of dividing, mixing, adding and whatnot. Basically we ended up with 3 mixtures, which we will refer to by number from now on. The first, or Mixture 1, was the main one, the cream cheese, sour cream, etc. Mixture 2 is the normal lime curd and Mixture 3 is the combo of Mixture 1 and Mixture 2. After everything was said and done we ended up with a sizeable amount of leftover Mixtures 2 & 3. Don’t worry, it won’t go to waste – we even came up with a snack that we’re going to make a post on.
Anywho, after all this, it was time to put this baby in the oven and see what happens.
We were not disappointed, the resulting cheesecake bars are delicious.
Difficulty: The difficulty was mostly a result of deciphering when to do which step, after we figured that out it was smooth sailing.
Deliciousity: fun, light and tasty
Final verdict: Need to make this again and again!
– B & B