Today’s post is from Heather of the sweet blog Sprinkle Bakes.
Heather’s blog is one of those that I find myself immediately clicking on the second I see that she has a new post up. Her recipes are mad creative, and her photos…are stunning.
I am DYING to go to her house. I imagine it would be a combination of Willy Wonka and Fancy Nancy, and I have no doubt that the whole day would be totally enchanting.
And I really love the word enchanting. Don’t you?
I took these home for Easter and they were instantly a family favorite.
Key Lime Swirl Cheesecake Bars [click
pan with parchment that overhangs the edges. Mix the butter and graham crackers together and press into the bottom of the pan evenly. Bake crust for 5 minutes and allow to cool completely.
2 bricks (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
3/4 cup prepared lime curd, divided (recipe
Liquid green food coloring
Mix 1/2 cup of tinted lime curd with the 1 cup of reserved batter. Place spoonfuls or dollops of this mixture in no particular fashion on top of the plain cheesecake batter. Dollop the remaining 1/4 cup of lime curd across the previous mixture. Use skewer to swirl the mixtures together to create a marbleized effect.
softened at room temperature
Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl using an
electric mixer. Slowly add the eggs and yolks one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Pour in lime juice and mix again. Expect the mixture to look curdled, this is normal.
Cook the mixture over medium heat in a
medium-size saucepan until it looks smooth (no longer curdled.) Increase the heat slightly and cook, whisking constantly, until the mixture thickens. Clip a thermometer to the side of the pan and cook until the mixture reaches 170 degrees.
Heather is currently writing a cookbook that I can’t WAIT to get my hands on. No doubt it will be my new favorite.
Be sure to go check out Sprinkle Bakes…you’ll never want to leave (but you will…eventually…right??)!!
Thanks so much for visiting me today!!