Key Lime Cheesecake

Teresa Malkemus


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 votes

10 Min
1 Hr 20 Min


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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 large
3/4 c
key lime juice
1 Tbsp
lime, for garnish

How to Make Key Lime Cheesecake


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

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About Key Lime Cheesecake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Collection: Cheesecake
Hashtags: #cheesecake, #lime, #key

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