Key Lime Cheesecakes with Raspberry Swirls


They make perfect little cakes. They look fresh from a bakery. Everyone loves them. I also make this using two mini-cheesecake pans.

Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
7 hrs
24 mini cheesecakes


  • 2 cups crushed shortbread cookies

  • ¼ cup melted butter

  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest

  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 3 eggs, room temperature

  • 3 teaspoons grated key lime zest

  • cup key lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¾ cup seedless black raspberry preserves


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease 2 mini muffin pans and line with fancy paper liners.

  2. Combine the cookies, butter, and lime zest in a bowl until evenly moistened; press into the bottom of the prepared pans. I find a shot glass works wonderfully for this.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven 5 minutes; allow to cool.

  4. In a large bowl, stir together the cream cheese and sugar. Gradually stir in the eggs, key lime zest, key lime juice, and vanilla extract. Pour the mixture into the prepared cups, filling almost to the top. Spoon a drop of preserves on top of each one. Swirl preserves into the cream cheese mixture with a toothpick.

  5. Bake in preheated oven 13 to 15 minutes. Allow to cool completely before removing from pans, 6 to 8 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

271 Calories
17g Fat
27g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 271
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 191mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 66mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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