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Recipe: Key Lime Cheesecake

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 − 8 oz. packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (about 5 limes)If using key limes or juice, use half as much.
  • 3 eggs
  • whipped cream

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Combine crumbs, butter and 1 Tbsp. sugar in a bowl.
  3. Stir well to to coat all crumbs.
  4. Keep it crumbly.
  5. Press the crumbs onto the bottom and half way up the sides of an 8″ springform pan.
  6. Bake crust for 5 mins. and set aside.
  7. In large bowl combine cheese, 1 cup sugar and vanilla.
  8. Mix with electric mixer till smooth.
  9. Add the lime juice and eggs and continue to beat until smooth and creamy.
  10. Pour filling into crust.
  11. Bake for 60 to 70 mins.
  12. If top is turning light brown it’s done.
  13. Remove from oven and allow to cool to room temperature.
  14. Put into fridge.
  15. When chilled, remove the pan sides and cut with dental floss.
  16. Serve with whipped cream.

Number of servings (yield): 4

Meal type: dessert

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

My rating: 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 1 review(s)