Key Lime Cheesecake Recipe

Key Lime Cheesecake

This key lime cheesecake recipe echos a favorite Florida dessert.

50 min. prep time
12 servings
353 Ratings



1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar


1 cup lime juice
1/4 cup water
2 (1/4-ounce) envelopes unflavored gelatin
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon freshly grated lime zest
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened


Lime slices, if desired


Stir together all crust ingredients in bowl. Press onto bottom of ungreased 9-inch springform pan. Set aside.

Combine lime juice and water in 2-quart saucepan; sprinkle with gelatin. Let stand 5 minutes to soften. Add sugar, eggs and lime zest. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 7-8 minutes or until mixture just comes to a boil.  Set aside.

Combine butter and cream cheese in bowl. Beat at medium speed, gradually adding hot lime mixture and scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Refrigerate, stirring occasionally, 45 minutes or until cool.

Beat 1/2 cup whipping cream in chilled bowl at high speed, scraping bowl often, until stiff peaks form. Gently stir into lime mixture. Pour into prepared crust. Cover; refrigerate 3-4 hours or until firm.

Loosen sides of cheesecake from pan by running knife around inside of pan. Garnish top of cheesecake with whipped cream and lime slices, if desired. Store refrigerated.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 460

Fat: 33g

Cholesterol: 180mg

Sodium: 330mg

Carbohydrates: 37g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 7g

Recipe #3702©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Instead of graham cracker crumbs, I use Zwieback crumbs. It adds more richness to the "shell" - it's a *****-star recipe to begin with but the buttery Zwieback makes this recipe unique.
I made this cheesecake for dessert for Easter dinner. It was wonderful and got rave reviews from all my guests! I will definitely make this again.
Very good. I put them in mini cheesecake pans and added a couple drops of green food coloring to the geletin mixture. They set up right away and looked very impressive on my buffet table.
Outstanding flavor, creamy texture. A hit at our house.

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