Key Lime Pie Cheesecakes

This year we spent part of our Spring Break in Key West. Of course while we were there we had to try Key Lime Pie.  So when we got home I began to search for a key lime pie version that would also be carb friendly.  These are wonderful and the individual servings make it so simple.  I already had a bunch of 4 oz ball jars on hand, but if you do not you could divide the servings up into ramekins as well. Give these a try and taste the Keys!

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Key Lime Pie Cheesecakes

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon Swerve Sweetener, granular
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Stabilized Whipped Cream:

  • 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
  • 4 teaspoons cold water
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Tablespoons Swerve Sweetener, powdered

Filling:

  • 12 ounces 1/2 fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup Swerve Sweetener, granular
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • zest of 2 limes
  • Juice from 4 key limes, or 8 limes
    • 3 tablespoon of key lime juice, 6 tablespoons lime juice (key limes are much stronger in flavor)

Directions:

Crust:

  1. In a small bowl combine graham cracker crumbs, cinnamon, and sweetener
  2. Add melted butter and combine
  3. Divide evenly between eight 4 ounce ball jars and press down till firm.

Stabilized Whipped Cream:

  1. In a small pan, combine gelatin and cold water, let it stand until thick.
  2. Place over low heat, stirring constantly, until gelatin just melts.
  3. Remove from heat and cool. Do NOT allow it to set.
  4. Whip the cream and add the powdered sweetener as you go. Continue until thick.
  5. While slowly beating, gradually add in the gelatin mixture.
  6. Whip at high speed until stiff, set aside.

Filling:

  1. In a medium bowl, blend all filling ingredients until well combined.
  2. Fold in whipping cream.
  3. Spoon filling over crust in each jar, dividing evenly
  4. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.
  5. Serve with a spray of whipped cream and lime zest if you choose on top.

Nutritional Infomation: 1 Serving is 1 jar and only 10 g carbs.

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