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Key Lime Cheesecake
Submitted by:  Cindy Chaney



" Key lime cheesecake- sweet, tart and delicious! Garnish with whipped cream. "
  • 1 1/2 cups finely ground graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/4 pounds cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup key lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

To make Crust: In a bowl stir together the crumbs and the sugar, stir in the butter well. Pat the mixture into the bottom and 1/2 inch up the side of a buttered 10 inch springform pan and bake the crust in the middle of a preheated 375 degree F (190 degree C) oven for 8 minutes. Transfer the pan to a rack and cool.


In a bowl with an electric mixer beat together cream cheese and the sugar until the mixture is smooth, beat in the sour cream, the flour, the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition, the lime juice, the vanilla, and 1 drop green food coloring if desired. Beat the mixture until it is smooth.


Pour the filling over the crust. Bake the cheesecake in the middle of a preheated 375 degree F (190 degree C) oven for 15 minutes, reduce the temp to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C) and bake for 50-55 minutes longer, or until center is barely set. Let the cheesecake cool on a rack and chill it, covered, overnight. Remove the cheesecake from the pan and transfer it to a cake stand and garnish with whipped cream.

Makes 1 - 9 inch cake


Nutrition at a glance
Servings Per Recipe: 12
amount per serving
Calories 367  
Protein 7g
Total Fat 27g
Sodium 230mg
Cholesterol 124mg
Carbohydrates 26g
Fiber 0g