Key Lime Cheesecake

Key Lime Cheesecake
Servings: 16 Prep 30 mins Chill 45 mins to 4 hrs

Ingredients

Crust:
  • 3 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup butter, melted
Filling:
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime rind
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, chilled
Garnish (optional):
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • Lime slices (optional)

Make It

Crust:

1. Stir crumbs, sugar and melted butter in bowl. Press over bottom of 9-inch springform pan and up sides.

Filling:

2. Combine lime juice and water in saucepan; sprinkle gelatin over top. Let stand 5 minutes to soften. Stir sugar, eggs and rind into pan. Cook, stirring, over medium heat until almost boiling, about 7 minutes or until instant-read thermometer reaches 160 degrees F; do not let boil. Remove from heat.

3. Beat butter and cream cheese in large bowl until well mixed, 1 minute. Gradually beat in lime mixture until well blended. Refrigerate, stirring, until mixture thickens enough to mound slightly when dropped from spoon, about 45 minutes.

4. Beat chilled cream in small chilled bowl until stiff peaks form. Fold into lime mixture. Pour into prepared crust. Cover; refrigerate until firm, 3 to 4 hours.

5. Run thin knife around inside of pan to loosen sides; remove side of pan. Garnish with whipped cream and lime slices if desired. Store in refrigerator. Makes 16 servings.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 16; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 474, Fat, total (g): 30, chol. (mg): 144, sat. fat (g): 17, carb. (g): 47, pro. (g): 7, sodium (mg): 247, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.