Key Lime Mason Jar Cheesecakes

Key lime pie meets cheesecake in these adorable individual desserts. The low-sugar recipe makes a perfect dessert to tote to a picnic.

Key Lime Mason Jar Cheesecakes in mini jars with lime slices
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Total Time:
20 mins
8 (1/3-cup) cheesecakes


  • cup crushed graham crackers

  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

  • 2 ounce reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened

  • 1 teaspoon key lime zest

  • 2 tablespoon key lime juice

  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla

  • ¼ cup powdered sugar

  • 2 cup frozen light whipped dessert topping, thawed

  • 8 thin key lime slices


  1. In a small bowl stir together crushed graham crackers and melted butter. Divide mixture among eight 4-oz. canning jars; press lightly with the back of a spoon.

  2. For filling, in a large bowl beat cream cheese with a mixer on medium 30 seconds. Beat in lime zest and juice and vanilla. Beat in powdered sugar until smooth. Fold in about 1/2 cup of the whipped topping to lighten. Fold in remaining whipped topping. Transfer to a heavy resealable plastic bag; snip a 1-inch hole in one corner of the bag. Pipe filling into jars. Top with lime slices. Store in refrigerator up to 24 hours.

To Tote

Seal jars and tote in an insulated bag or cooler with an ice pack.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

127 Calories
6g Fat
18g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 127
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 86mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 3.9mg 20%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Potassium 36mg 1%
Folate, total 2.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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