Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Key Lime Cheesecakes with Pretzel Crust



                   Today is my Birthday.......I always get a bit nostalgic with every passing
           year. I think about how far I've come, I think about the future and what I can do to
           be the best me, I can be. I feel like I'm coming into my own....a wiser, smarter, and
                        better me. I think this all comes with age and life experience for me.
                   I feel very blessed and appreciate everything in my life...including each and
                    everyone of YOU. Thank you for taking time out our your day to visit me.

             I didn't want to bake myself a cake today so I made the great individual Key Lime
                  Pie Cheesecakes. They make me happy and giddy. So easy with no baking
                involved.That works for me. I can see these being made for Mother's Day or a
                                   ladies get together. Have fun and whip up some of these.

                                            Key Lime Cheesecake with Pretzel Crust

                For the Cheesecake....
                16 ounces cream cheese, softened
                1/2 lime juice
                zest of one lime
                1 can sweetened condensed milk

             1) With an electric mixer, blend cream cheese, lime juice and condensed milk
             until smooth. Add zest and mix.

                Pretzel Crust....
                2 cups finely crushed pretzels
                1/2 cup light brown sugar
                3/4 cups melted butter

              Stir together and press crumbs into bottom of individual cups.
     
             Serve with fresh sweetened whipped cream, lime zest and pretzel crumbs.

65 comments:

  1. Happy happy birthday! Nothing wrong with this dessert! Such a fun take on the original. Key lime pie is my husbands favorite dessert. I must make this for him. Do lots of special things for YOU today

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  2. omfg this looks perfect!!!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

    xo Jackie
    ...livingaftermidnite

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  3. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day!

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  4. Happy Birthday Val! I hope your day ROCKS! I am totally going to try these, they look delightful!

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  5. looks wonderful :)

    and happy birthday!

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  6. Happy Birthday, these look yum.

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  7. I LOVE key lime cheesecake...my heart just stopped! Happy Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a beautiful day!

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  8. HAPPY BIRTHDAY beautiful! This treat would make anyone's day 100x better - especially a birthday. Each year, I think it's so great to reflect and realize how much you've done with your life, how much good you've done, how much you have learned and have left to learn...So many exciting years ahead! Enjoy yourself today!

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  9. Happy Birthday To You...
    Happy Birthday To You...
    Happy Birthday Dear Val...
    Happy Birthday To You! =)

    Enjoy your special day, sweet friend! Sending Birthday ((HUGS)) your way!

    Thanks for sharing those lovely Key Lime
    Pie Cheesecakes, I will definitely be making those for SURE!! XO ~Liz

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  10. Happy Birthday to you! Key Lime, yum! And, I love the idea of individual desserts cups.

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  11. Happy birthday!! I hope your special day is filled with sweet treats :)

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  12. You slay me every single time. I swear it when I say that you are quite amazing. Happy Birthday!

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  13. Happy Birthday, Val! Hope it's a great one. Key lime pie is my one weakness. Great styling!

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  14. Happy Birthday! These look amazing:)
    ~Anne

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  15. Happy Birthday, Val! Hope you have a great day!Key lime pie is my dad's favorite so I just might have to make these for him for Father's Day!

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  16. Yumm! Looks like your gonna have one sweet birthday!! ; )
    Happy Birthday!!

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  17. Have a wonderful birthday Val! Who doesn't like an easy and delicious dessert. Enjoy!
    -Lynn

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  18. Happy Birthday gorgeous! Let's celebrate soon!! DRINKS on me :)

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  19. Simply brilliant! Happy birthday x

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  20. happy happy birthday! i am SO making this for my bday next month :)

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  21. this sounds AMAZING!! happy birthday!!!

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  22. Happy birthday!!!!.. and this really is an awesome recipe.. and I LOVE the photos.. you are one talented girl. I hope you believe that as much as it is evident to all of us!

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  23. * Happy Birthday gorgeous girl!

    What better way then to celebrate with a cheesecake!? Great idea! <3

    What are you doing for your special day?
    xxx

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  24. The happiest of birthday to you, Val! My almost twin : ) lol Enjoy!

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  25. good choice!! I love Key Lime anything :)
    Have a wonderful day!! xxoo

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  26. Happy Birthday fellow April Baby!!! Mine was on Sunday... wish I had one of these tasty looking treats to celebrate with! YUM!! Maybe I'll whip some up for a belated b-day goodie :)

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  27. Happy birthday! Mine was on the 13th! Thanks for sharing the recipe... might just have to whip some up this weekend!

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  28. ummm---pinning! this looks so perfect for summer! and Happy birthday cute gal!!

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  29. These look incredible!! Happy Birthday!

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  30. What a wonderful dish, I love your creativity. Happy Birthday to you! What a coincidence as it is my birthday too! I didn't cook though...spa day instead. Enjoy your birthday!

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  31. Happy birthday, hope it is everything you want it to be! Love your recipes!

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  32. Happy Birthday Beautiful girl! Hope you had a fabulous day!! That dessert looks so good. So wishing I had it to eat right now! Btw I'm giving you a shout out on my blog and sharing one of your recipes tomorrow:). Xoxo

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  33. Happy Birthday Val! Hope you are having a beautiful day!! xo

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  34. Happy Birthday Val! I hope your day is extra special and filled with blessings:-) Those Key lime Pies look AMAZING!!!!!!!!! Yes Please!!!!!!

    You should invite me over....hehe

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  35. Happy Birthday Girl. Your recipes and photography are awesome!

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  36. What an easy and fun recipe. Happy birthday, Val. I'm so glad I found your blog, you are doing an amazing job, don't you dare stop!

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  37. I love how you crusted the edges! :)

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  38. Wow, this one looks dangerously amazing!!
    I wanted to share with you about your recipe for Mexican Meatball Sub recipe. This is Judy, Shauna's mom and I saw your comment on Shauna's blog. I have a 20 (almost 21) year old son at home. He is a pretty fussy eater, he loves my cooking for he is not easy to please. He "loves, loves, loves" these sandwiches. I made them for him and it was all he would eat for a week. I would not normally comment on one of my daughters blog friends sites, but as a cook I know how it is so gratifying to have your meals so well received.
    So Happy Birthday Val....I will be trying these for a ladies get together in the very near future. Thanks!! Judy

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  39. happy birthday my dear! hope you had a beautiful day, and that you enjoyed these delightful little cheesecakes! the pretzel crust sounds amazing! xoxo

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  40. Oh my gosh Val you have outdone yourself. That looks beyond!

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  41. Happy Happy Birthday Val!!! Hope it was an amazing day filled with lots of love, treats and pampering!! Ohh, those treats look so delicious and your photos are fantastic as usual! Xoxox, Courtney

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  42. Happy Birthday Val! I hope that you had a great day, I know you had a great dessert to eat. Those look great. Good idea, so easy. Have a good Wednesday.. I don't know about you, but around here we're all about
    "Birth Month " celebrations. Make the celebration last :)!
    Ciao,
    Mary

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  43. This sounds so tasty! Love your styling too!
    Hugs!!

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  45. Happy Birthday Val!! This looks so incredibly yummy, I can't even tell you! I wish I could split one with you right now! You are so right, getting older only gets better. It seems we learn as we live through things and I feel like I only get better and smarter! You are so so so fabulous and I just adore you! Happy Birthday! xo

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  46. Happy b-day!!! and the came looks amazing :X
    Fashionspot.ro

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  47. Val, you naughty gal! Just when I was sure I had resolved to make some different food choices I stumbled over here to find these mouth-watering yummies! At least if I'm going to wane on my resolution I know it will taste good :) Happy Birthday!

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  48. This looks heavenly! Both my boyfriend and I love key lime pie, so I think this might be a good summery dessert for us :)

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  49. Happy Birthday sweet friend! :-)
    Vanessa

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  50. Holy moly this sounds like a trip to heaven and back!
    Thanks Val!
    :) Anna

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  51. Happy Birthday Val!!! Hope your day was super special and that you celebrated all of your amazing accomplishments. What a killer recipe - this is totally something that me and the girls would love AND I can make it with gluten free pretzels...YES!! Wishing you an incredible year ahead xo

    p.s thank you for your lovely note on my pie post

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  52. just found your blog and am in love! this recipe sounds KILLER, OMG!
    debra

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  53. happy happy happy birthday pretty lady! i hope you had a fabulous day!

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  54. Yum these look amazing.

    Tab
    my-cliffnotes.blogspot.com

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  55. Oh wow! These look delicious! I'm going to have to try them out! Happy Birthday doll!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  56. I swear if I am having a dessert I can't ever pass up cheesecake. It's one of my fave and this just sounds amazing.

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  57. Now doesnt this just look like a weekend must make! xo

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  58. This is a perfect time for this. I wanna make something new this weekend, not planning to be out much. Thank you oxox

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  59. Happy Belayed Birthday Val! This dessert would make me giddy too! Make some for my birthday??

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  60. Oh these look so delicious! I hope you had a wonderful birthday, Val :)

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  61. These are wonderful. Your presentation and photography are like eye candy. I am thrilled to have found your blog and Pinterest account. Oh yes, Happy Birthday!

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  62. A very belated happy birthday to you! Hope it was fabulous1 These sound like the most delicious little treat, and I cannot wait to try them! xo

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