Key Lime Cheesecake

Key Lime Cheesecake Recipe
45
4 Reviews
This key lime cheesecake recipe has all the tart flavor of a favorite Florida dessert.
50 min
Prep Time
4:35
Total Time
12 servings

Ingredients

Crust

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

Filling

1 cup
lime juice
1/4 cup
water
2 (1/4-ounce) envelopes
unflavored gelatin
1 1/2 cups
sugar
5
large Land O Lakes® Eggs, slightly beaten
1 tablespoon
freshly grated lime zest
1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2 (8-ounce) packages
cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream, whipped

Garnish

Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream, whipped, if desired
Lime slices, if desired

Directions

  1. Stir together all crust ingredients in bowl. Press onto bottom of ungreased 9-inch springform pan. Set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
460
Cholesterol
180mg
Carbohydrates
37g
Protein
7g
Fat
33g
Sodium
330mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

Absolutely wonderful!!! I have made this cheesecake for years and always get rave reviews. I made it for our last staff meeting at work and my coworkers loved it. Now I am asked to make it for every staff meeting. It's so easy to make. I recommend this recipe to anyone in need of a refreshing yet decadent dessert.

Rating

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.

Rating

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.

Rating

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.

Rating

Outstanding flavor, creamy texture. A hit at our house.

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