Key Lime Cheesecake

  • Yield: 8 servings


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


  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).