Key Lime Cheesecake

  • Yield 8 servings

This cheesecake is sure to impress your dinner guests.

Ingredients

Cheesecake Crust:
1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
5 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon sugar
Filling:
24 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 tablespoon grated lime zest
3 -- eggs

Instructions

  1. For the crust, mix the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and sugar in a medium bowl.  Press over the bottom and half way up the side of an 8-inch springform pan.  Bake at 350F for 5 minutes.  Cool on a wire rack.
  2. For the filling, combine the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in a large mixing bowl and beat until smooth.  Add the lime juice, lime zest and eggs and mix well.  Pour into the crust.
  3. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes or until the top is light brown.  Cool on a wire rack.  Chill in the refrigerator.  Remove the side of the springform pan and place the cheesecake on a serving plate.  Cut into wedges and garnish with whipped cream.

Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of Pensacola’s By Invitation Only (The Junior League of Pensacola, Inc., 2002).

 

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