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Mini Lime Cheesecake Mock Soufflé

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I think I have mentioned before how much I love dessert, or anything sweet for that matter. Since changing my eating habits staying away from bread, rice and pasta, monitoring portion size, cutting down (almost out) refined sugar etc… dessert has been challenging. I have to have something sweet even if it’s a yogurt and fruit or a bite of chocolate I’ve got to have it. Years ago when I went on the South Beach plan I bought the book and there are some recipes in it for all the different phases. I saw these little cheesecakes and thought I would give it a try. I altered the recipe a bit and noted the changes in the ingredients. These little bites couldn’t be any easier or quicker, no crushing cookies and pressing them into a pan, all you do is put a whole cookie in the bottom of a cupcake or muffin liner. Spoon the filling on top and bake. I am going to try these with chocolate I think. It’s a nice little dessert, good and satisfying. I called them mock souffle’s because they rose like a souffle in the baking cup and they are mock because it’s not the method in which you make a souffle. They are very light, not really cheesecake like at all.) I have not cut fat out but have reduced greatly the amount of sugar I eat, I like what Julia Child said “if you are afraid of butter, use cream” I remember watching her show once and she mentioned that she eats whatever she wants but in small portions and that was how she stayed trim. She was such an amazing woman and has so many great quotes.

I am bringing these little desserts with me to Fiesta Friday #135, the co hosts this week are Me, yep me and Jhuls@The Not So Creative Cook. It’s a holiday weekend, can’t believe it’s Labor Day the summer flew by and now we are coming to Fall which is my FAVORITE season. Crisp weather, apples and pumpkins (pumpkin spice latte) sweaters and jackets and leaves turning gorgeous shades or orange and gold. Yesterday,  Sept. 1 at 5:07 AM there was a solar eclipse which occurred simultaneously with the New Moon. Very cool!!

Just out of the oven

Just out of the oven they deflated so quickly I couldn’t get a photo quick enough

Mini Lime Mock Souffle Cheesecakes

adapted from a recipe in The South Beach Diet

Makes 12

12 Carr’s whole meal biscuits (recipe calls for nila vanilla wafers)

1 8 oz package neufchatel cheese softened to room temperature (or cream cheese)

3/4 cup creme fraiche or sour cream (recipe call for 3/4 cup non fat cottage cheese proccessed until smooth)

2 large eggs

2 tbs + 1 tsp organic stevia (recipe calls for 1/4 cup +2 tbs organic cane sugar)

1 tsp vanilla

1 tbs lime zest

1 tbs lime juice

In food processor add the cream cheese, sour cream or creme fraiche and pulse to combine, add the lime zest and juice, eggs and vanilla and process until creamy and smooth about a minute. In the book they have you process the cottage cheese and then scrape it into a mixing bowl and using a hand held mixer combine everything, I decided to save myself time and dishes and did it all in the processor and it worked great.

Pre heat oven to 350. Place paper liners in muffin tin and add 1 cookie to each liner. Spoon the cheesecake mixture on top about half full. Bake for approximately 15-20 minutes. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and fresh fruit. Note: I didn’t use a muffin tin instead I had some sturdy liners and I just place them on a sheet pan. Let cool completely then peel away the liner from the cheesecake. In the book they top it with non fat vanilla yogurt, I served with some fresh fruit, papaya, pineapple, kiwi, strawberry, blackberry and raspberry. On the side is some whipped cream or coconut whipped cream lightly sweetened would be equally delicious.

IMG_5397Percy and I are on Instagram, I think I publish more photo’s of him than what I cook. He recently was invited to be a member of  “grumble inc.” bad boy (and glam girl) pugs and other dogs. The grumble is great fun but is also is a notice board for lost and abused pets as well as a group of caring and loving pet parents that help out other pets in need. A voice for the Voiceless. Here is Percy’s photo that was used announcing that he is a Grumble brother, he’s so cute!

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  1. Hi Suzanne. You had me at “Lime”… add “Cheesecake” (mock or not) and no worries about me getting off that hook, I’d hang on for dear life! 😀 Thanks for sharing all these healthful recipes with us.
    Grumble Inc sounds lovely, and Percy is at his cutest. I realize Instagram is one of the many things I’m “Supposed” to do as an indie author, but… time… Have a fabulous Fiesta Friday. Mega hugs!

    September 2, 2016
    • Please do instagram!!! The cheesecakes turned out really well, I loved the fruit on top and the size is just perfect. I am going to be making a no bake version with no eggs, thinking of you!! Thanks so much.

      September 2, 2016
  2. Just like you I am trying to stay away from sugar but I have a terrible sweet tooth and it is not easy. Your little treat looks so yummy. How do you like stevia, I have never tried it. That’s a darling picture of Percy.

    September 2, 2016
    • My sweet tooth knows no bounds unfortunately but I am training myself to eat less and I am finding that I don’t need a lot to satisfy. The reason “diets” fail in my opinion is that they are so restrictive. Stevia is ok, it’s not sugar and there is a difference but I like it beause it’s natural no chemicals or artificial stuff and it’s really sweet. I sometimes mix in just a touch of organic sugar with the stevia and it’s great. Thanks so much Gerlinde. See you tomorrow.

      September 2, 2016
  3. Great idea for a small dessert. Love Julia Childs quotes. I just picked up her book “Baking With Julia” at a thrift store for $1.00 and am looking forward to reading it. And Percy….hims looks so cute with his wittle necklace. 🙂

    September 2, 2016
    • I love Julia, she was such an icon and someone I really look up to. Thank you so much Gina, Percy is so cute I dress him up sometimes and he is such a good sport.

      September 2, 2016
  4. Your souffle cheesecakes are so cute! I love them! And the presentation with the fruit is just superb!
    Say hi to grympy Percy for me 😉

    September 2, 2016
    • Hi Sofia, thank you so much. I love cheesecake, this version is very good and I love the fruit with it. Will say hi to Mr. P for you, thank you so much.

      September 2, 2016
  5. Love this-and Mr. “Percy” so adorable in his cap! Have a wonderful Holiday Weekend!!! xo

    September 2, 2016
  6. I was quite happy with my fruit yoghurts until I found a Cadbury’s dessert that included chocolate buttons. Yours are wonderfully colourful Suzanne,
    I’m glad you stick photos on here as I’ve never got as far as Instagram.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

    September 2, 2016
    • Oh I love Cadbury, must have at least a bite of chocolate daily. So happy you stopped by David, so good to see you, have a wonderful weekend and massive hugs my friend.

      September 2, 2016
  7. Dear Suzanne, this dessert is absolutely wonderful, and you are a fairy ! So you have the pleasure to make the little souffle cakes, with ther perfume when they are cooking … and low, very low calories.
    The mix of fruit for plesure, colour and energy.
    I found big pots of fresh 0% cheese, I add simply some fruit. To morrow at the market the farmer who is a friend reserves me fresh white figs…
    A bit of chocolate is a must – and good for health too !
    Thank you very much, dear Suzanne, for this helpful and beautiful dessert.
    Bises pour vous et le beau chien aux yeux incomparables. Can he taste ?
    Do have a nice week-end – amitiés – france

    September 2, 2016
    • France, tu es si gentil, merci, merci beaucoup. Isn’t cheese and fruit the most glorious meal. I could eat it all the time. I just got some fresh figs, one of my favorites with ricotta and a drizzle of honey. Chocolate, oh mais bien sûr. baisers mon ami!!

      September 2, 2016
  8. Oh wow, Suzanne! This is my kind of dessert! I am with you and Julia btw, about the butter and cream thing. But in the end, even a small bite of dessert is satisfying – that’s why I love your recipe. I have bookmarked this. Have a wonderful long weekend! 😀

    September 2, 2016
    • Thank you so much Juliana, yes a small bite is really all that is needed to satisfy. You have a glorious weekend and thanks again.

      September 2, 2016
  9. How adorable does Percy look in his little cap?! I’m even more impressed that he doesn’t mind having it on! Our little puppy would have tossed it off in a heartbeat 😉 And those miniature cheesecakes… how perfect they look! I have a sweet tooth as well and I’ve found miniature desserts work great so I don’t overeat.

    September 2, 2016
    • Well the outtakes were pretty funny, Percy was none too pleased at first but then in the end gave into my whims. Thanks you so much Heather. Small is the new large for me. LOL.

      September 2, 2016
  10. Such a delicious recipe Suzanne! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    September 2, 2016
  11. Found you on instagram! Sweet. 🙂 This dessert looks really good. I love this idea.

    September 2, 2016
  12. This is a keeper Suzanne! I love how bad Percy is looking. King of his castle.

    September 2, 2016
    • Percy is the King, he is such a great boy. Thank you so much Julie.

      September 2, 2016
  13. This little cheese cakes sound perfect, and they look so cute. And your doggie is just sooo adorable!!!

    September 2, 2016
  14. Reblogged this on ravenhawks' magazine and commented:
    Once again you amaze me with a recipe that provides a dessert without guilt. Awesome Suzanne cheesecake always gets my attention.

    September 2, 2016
  15. Yum! These look so creamy 😀 Thank you for sharing and co-hosting! Happy FF!

    September 3, 2016
  16. I couldn’t imagine myself in a world with no sweets. I love cheesecakes and the use of a whole cookie in each sounds very cool to me – no more crushing! Yay! 😀 I love how pretty these cheesesakes are. I love the ‘happy’ topping. Now, let me grab some while I roam around the table. 😀 I am happy to be co-hosting with you, Suzanne. Have a lovely time and happy FF!

    September 3, 2016
  17. Morning Suzanne, this is the ​weekend already. I love this little cute, adorable cheesecake. You make my day! Put it in my to-do-list. One day, I will take action for it, thanks! Have a happy weekend! 🙂

    September 3, 2016
    • I would love to see your vegan version Mochi, thank you so much and have a great weekend.

      September 3, 2016
  18. I love this picture of Percy…he looks so cool with his hat and necklace 😀 These little cheesecakes look really delicious Suzanne!

    September 3, 2016
  19. Oh I love cheesecake! Thanks Suzanne for such a genius recipe, I must get off some pounds before summer! 😉
    Percy is such a handsome pug!!

    September 3, 2016
  20. Your cheesecakes with the fresh fruit look delicious. There are a lot of lower fat/calorie recipes that are good. I have a sign in my kitchen with that quote of Julia Child’s – Gene gave it to me 🙂 I’ve used it in one of my posts at least. Thanks for co-hosting and have a nice holiday weekend.

    September 3, 2016
    • I love Julia’s quotes, thanks so much Judi. Have a great Labor Day weekend.

      September 3, 2016
  21. Wow your new regime doesn’t mean that you’re not still making gorgeous-looking things. Love lime cheesecake and yours are so delicate and pretty. 🙂

    September 4, 2016
    • Thank you, they turned out well, not the prettiest without the fruit on top but nonetheless quite good.

      September 4, 2016
  22. Good for you for staying & trying to eat cleaner & with less carbs,…it is not easy at all! xxxx
    A lovely special festive dessert too! It looks very inviting! yummm!

    September 4, 2016
    • Yes I have dramatically cut down on my carb intake. You are so right, it’s not easy but I am trying to make foods that are very tasty so I don’t miss the other stuff so much.

      September 4, 2016
      • Well done you! xxx

        September 5, 2016
  23. Looks absolutely delicious. Loving your blog! 🙂

    September 4, 2016
  24. That picture is gorgeous! I really want to try this one Suzanne! What a cutie!

    September 4, 2016
  25. These mock souffles sound delicious Suzanne! I love all the fruit on top. I’ve found for desserts, so long as sugar isn’t required for structural reasons and the like, that I can usually decrease the sugar a lot and it still feels like dessert. In fact sometimes it’s more refreshing less sweet 🙂 What’s toughest for me is reducing portion sizes.
    Percy is just adorable. Seeing Percy on Instagram always brightens my day 🙂

    September 4, 2016
    • Thank you so much. Portion control is the hardest and I usually reduce the sugar. Using stevia was interesting, it was my first time and in these little cheese cakes it seemed to work. I don’t know if they would have been different if I had used sugar. Percy is the cutest, such a good boy.

      September 6, 2016
  26. This sounds so much fun Suzanne! I will be trying it soon 😀

    September 5, 2016
    • It’s really nice Sonal, I love dessert or something sweet and these little cheesecakes were a very nice dessert. Thank you so much.

      September 6, 2016
  27. Beautiful little treat and Percy is adorable. What a face.

    September 5, 2016
  28. Those look unbelievable! Almost too pretty to eat.

    September 5, 2016
  29. I agree Suzanne–a little desert goes a long way– just finishes off a meal. And these are beautiful with all the little fruit bits on top! And Percy– he’s becoming famous! (and good good for you, sticking to your better eating! You’re amazing.) xox

    September 5, 2016
    • Thanks Rhonda, I am finding that a little bit is all I need. Percy is quite the character and I love posting his photo’s on instagram although it’s sometimes hard to get him to do anything but sleep.

      September 6, 2016
      • Funny! Pugs and kids– you never quite know what photo you’re going to get!

        September 7, 2016
  30. Great post Suzanne. Percy is adorable in the extreme. I’m also trying to eat a little less, a little healthier. Fed up with it. I’m so with Julia Child. But if someone made me one of these, I’d be happy. 🙂

    September 6, 2016
    • Once I stabilize myself I am going to slowly re incorportate what I like into my diet but in very small portions, at least thats the plan. Thank you so much Lindy.

      September 6, 2016
  31. Aren’t those just the prettiest little treats! I like your shortcuts to make them, too. 🙂 Hugs to Percy! I’m on Instagram but I rarely post on it. What’s your handle?

    September 6, 2016
  32. This is such a cute bite-sized cheesecake! Great idea to sub nila wafers with wholemeal biscuits too. Thank you for co-hosting FF!

    September 7, 2016
  33. Sandhya #

    Love this dessert Suzanne. I need some dessert after a meal too and these look perfect!
    This photo of Percy is super cue and seeing the mischievous look on his face, is it a wonder he got invited to be part of Grumble? I am sure the glam gal pugs sent the invite:)

    September 8, 2016
  34. Go Percy! What a cutie. ❤ Your adapted recipes make it easy to eat right. Not that I do a good job of eating right, but I'm trying. Thanks, Suzanne.

    September 11, 2016

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