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Makes 12 cheesecake cupcakes
- 1 and1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 4 tablespoons melted butter
- 16 ounces cream cheese (2 boxes) room temperture
- 3/4 cup ripe mashed avocado
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 pinch salt
- 1/2 teaspoon lime zest
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh lime juice
- 2 eggs, room temperture
- 12 strawberries for garnish
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees
- Lime 12 muffin cups with paper liners. I recommend using double paper liners.
- Mix graham crumbs, brown sugar, vanilla and melted butter. .
- Spoon mixture divided into the 12 muffin cups. Press firmly down and slightly up sides.
- Bake crusts in oven about 7 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
- Beat cream cheese with mixer until creamy. Add avocado and mix well until smooth creamy.
- Add sugar, salt, lime zest and lime juice and mix well
- Add eggs one at a time and beat until eggs are well incorporated in cream cheese mixture.
- Put cream cheese mixture evenly divided in the 12 muffin cups over the graham crusts.
- Bake at 300 degrees about 21 to 24 minutes in oven. The middle will still be slightly jiggly.
- Allow cakes to cool then set in refrigerator overnight
- Peel off liners and with knife dipped in water smooth ridges around cupcakes.
- Garnish with strawberries, sliced and fanned out.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe with Avocados
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