Lime: Key Lime Cheesecake

posted by Jeannie 06-19-102 5:20 AM

Key Lime Cheesecake

1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
6 tablespoons melted butter
3 8 oz. packages cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon corn starch
3 eggs
1 tablespoon fresh grated lime zest
2/3 cup key lime juice
Garnish with whipped cream and thin slices of lime, twisted.

Mix graham cracker crumbs with butter. Press into bottom and partially up the sides of a 9-inch springform pan. Refrigerate.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. If using a dark pan, reduce temperature by 25 degrees.

In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese, sugar, lime zest and cornstarch until smooth and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, blending just until smooth. Add key lime juice with mixer on low. Finish mixing by hand. Do not overbeat, or cake will crack during baking. Pour batter into prepared crust.

Bake for 55 to 65 minutes, or until set. To minimize cracking, place a shallow pan hall full of hot water on lower rack during baking.

Turn off oven and let cheesecake stand in oven for 30 minutes with the door open at least 4 inches. Remove from oven and refrigerate cheesecake overnight, and up to three days.

Source: Allrecipes, by Kim.

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