Thai Lime Cheesecake Bars with Cardamom–Graham Cracker Crust
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Ingredients & Equipment
What we send
- 4 ouncescream cheese
- 2Thai lime leaves
- 5 packetscoconut oil
- 1 cupgraham cracker crumbs
- 1/2 teaspoonground cardamom
- 3 canscondensed milk
- 1parchment paper
- 1aluminum tin
What You’ll Need
- kosher salt
- baking sheet
- Tree Nuts
Preheat oven to 350°F. Set cream cheese aside to soften at room temperature. Reshape aluminum tin, if bent. Trim parchment paper to overlap edges of tin by about 1 inch; add to tin, creasing edges as needed to ensure a tight fit.
Rinse all produce. If you have a zester, zest up to 2 limes, then halve limes. Reserve 2 teaspoons lime zest (if using) in a small bowl for garnish. Juice limes over a liquid measuring cup to yield ⅓ cup juice. Using your hands, crush lime leaves and add to juice. Place coconut oil in a large heatproof bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals until completely melted.
Make graham cracker crust
To bowl with melted coconut oil, add graham cracker crumbs, cardamom, and ¼ teaspoon salt and stir to combine. Press graham cracker mixture into bottom of prepared tin in an even layer. Place tin on a baking sheet (for easy transfer to oven and even baking). Bake until crust is golden and set, 8-10 minutes. Wipe bowl clean for the next step.
Make cheesecake filling
While crust bakes, to bowl from graham cracker mixture, add softened cream cheese and whisk vigorously until smooth and creamy, 3-4 minutes. Add condensed milk and whisk to combine. Separate 2 eggs, placing yolks in bowl with cream cheese mixture. Remove and discard lime leaves from juice and add to bowl, along with remaining lime zest, if using (not 2 teaspoons reserved). Whisk until smooth.
Bake cheesecake bars
Once graham cracker crust is baked, pour over cheesecake filling and spread in an even layer. Bake until set but not browned, 15-17 minutes. (This is a great time to get ahead on dishes.) Then, transfer tin to freezer and chill until completely cool, about 1 hour.
Plate Thai lime cheesecake bars
Once cheesecake is set, carefully transfer to a cutting board by lifting overlapping parchment. Cut Thai lime cheesecake into 2-inch squares and sprinkle over reserved lime zest (if using). Enjoy!