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key lime cheesecake

(5 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Salt Life, FL

If you love lime you will love this cheesecake. So rich and luscious, to die for.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Attention all you lime fans out there! This light and creamy cheesecake offers up some delightful lime flavor. The lime is subtle but flavorful. A delicious flavor profile. It's a perfect dessert to enjoy on those hot summer nights out on the patio.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(5 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For key lime cheesecake

  • 1 3/4 c
    graham cracker crumbs
  • 5 Tbsp
    melted butter
  • 1 c
    plus 1 Tbsp of sugar
  • 3 pkg
    cream cheese, 8 oz each
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c
    lime juice (5 limes) or if using purchased juice 1/4 cup
  • 3 lg
  • whipped cream

How To Make key lime cheesecake

  • Graham cracker crumbs, butter, and sugar mixed together in a bowl.
    Preheat oven to 350. Combine crumbs, butter, and 1 Tbsp sugar in a bowl. Stir well to coat all crumbs. Keep it crumbly.
  • Graham cracker crumbs pressed into a pan.
    Press the crumbs onto the bottom and halfway up the sides of an 8" springform pan.
  • Graham cracker crust baking in the oven.
    Bake crust for about 5 minutes and set aside.
  • Cheesecake filling ingredients blended until smooth.
    In a large bowl combine cream cheese, 1 cup sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix with electric mixer till smooth. Add the lime juice and eggs and continue to beat till smooth and creamy.
  • Cheesecake filling poured into the pie crust.
    Pour filling into crust.
  • Key lime cheesecake baking in the oven.
    Bake for 60 to 70 mins. If the top is turning light brown, it's done.
  • Cooked cheesecake cooling.
    Remove from oven and allow to cool until room temperature. Then put uncovered into fridge.
  • Key Lime Cheesecake with whipped cream on top.
    When chilled, remove the pan sides and cut. Serve with whipped cream.