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key lime cheesecake

(4 ratings)
Recipe by
Teresa Malkemus
Bloomington, IN

I love this cheese cake for a summertime treat. Tart and tangy it is a very refreshing dessert on a hot summer day. Yum, Yum!!!!

(4 ratings)
yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For key lime cheesecake

  • 1 1/2 c
    fine gram cracker crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, melted and cooled
  • 3 pkg
    cream cheese
  • 1 c
    sour cream
  • 3/4 c
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 3 lg
  • 3/4 c
    key lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1
    lime, for garnish

How To Make key lime cheesecake

  • 1
    IN bowl stir together crumbs and 2 tablespoons sugar; stir the butter in well.
  • 2
    Pat mixture evenly onto bottom and 1/2 way up sides of a 9-inch spring form pan.
  • 3
    Bake in middle of a 375° oven for 8 minutes.
  • 4
    Remove from oven and cool completely.
  • 5
    In a large bowl with electric mixer beat together cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
  • 6
    Beat in sour cream, flour and eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • 7
    Add lime juice and vanilla. (You can add some green food coloring if you wish)
  • 8
    Mix until smooth and pour filling over crust.
  • 9
    Bake cheese in middle of a preheated 375° oven for 15 minutes, reduce the temperature to 250° and bake for another 50 to 60 minutes more, or until center is barely set.
  • 10
    Let cheesecake cool on rack and then chill overnight.
  • 11
    Remove cheesecake from pan and transfer it to a cake stand. Decorate with whipped cream, fresh lime slices and or mint sprigs.