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Key Lime Cheesecake

Key Lime Cheesecake

This key lime cheesecake recipe has all the tart flavor of a favorite Florida dessert.

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50 min
Prep Time
04 hrs 35 min
Total Time



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

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


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

Lime slices, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

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

  2. STEP 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. STEP 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. STEP 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. STEP 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.

Nutrition (1 serving)

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