Saturday, March 17, 2012

Key Lime Cheesecake



I had the privilege of baking cheesecakes for a friends fundraiser this week and I couldn't resist the color green...in March. ☺ It was delicious and several people told me they enjoyed this one a lot. The Lime Curd really gave it a good flavor.

I hear a lot of people say they get tired of graham cracker crusts so I used Nilla wafers for this one and on a whim I stood some on end all the way around the edge. I think for a better presentation I would skip that the next time.

Ingredients List:
2 cups crushed Nilla Wafers
6 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
32 oz. cream cheese, softened
1¼ cups white sugar
1¼ Tablespoons cornstarch
4 eggs
10 oz. jar Lime Curd, divided
1 cup key lime juice
1 drop green food coloring

Preheat oven to 300°.

Combine Nilla crumbs and butter and press into the bottom of a non stick sprayed 9 inch Springform pan. Bake for 7 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.

In a mixer bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, 1¼ Tablespoons Lime Curd, and cornstarch until light and fluffy.

In a separate bowl beat eggs and Key Lime juice. Add to the cream cheese mixer along with green food coloring on low just until mixed. Do not over beat. Pour into cooled crust and bake for 1 hour. Turn oven off and prop door open with a wooden spoon handle for another hour. Remove from oven and run a sharp knife around the top edge of the cake and cool on wire rack until the cheesecake is at room temperature. Refrigerate overnight.

When ready to remove from the pan run the knife around the edge again, this time all the way down to the crust. Place on a serving platter and spread with remaining Lime Curd.

~Be Blessed~

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24 comments:

  1. I would love to try this! Thanks!

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    1. you're welcome Gina, I think you'll like it!

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  2. What a gorgeous cheesecake! I love key lime. I bet the cookie crust was really good!

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    1. Thank you! I really do like the cookie crust!

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  3. Yummy...that pie looks so delish...thanks for the great recipe...yay

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  4. Beautiful look cake!
    It looks soooooooooo delicious and I wish I could have a slice to eat

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  5. Yum! This makes my mouth water! You did a beautiful job on it!

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  6. Drooling!! That looks amazing!

    I would love to have you link it up at Fantabulous Friday going on now!

    http://littlebeckyhomecky.blogspot.com/2012/03/fantabulous-friday-4.html

    Hope to see you there!!

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  7. That looks amazing!! Yum! I'm pinning this one for sure!

    Megan

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  8. Looks delicious and so beautifully decorated!

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  9. Wonderful and delish looking. Thanks for the post and recipe. Hugs,
    FABBY

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  10. I coud go for a piece of this cheese cake.
    Looks delicious. Thank you for sharing.
    Pat

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  11. I so enjoyed browsing your blog. I would love to try this recipe. I never try key lime on cheesecakes, so this is now the time to do my action.

    Looks so delish.

    Have a blessed week.

    Greetings from a windy Stockholm,
    /CC
    http://yummilicouschubbychieque.blogspot.se/

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  12. I love the color of this cheesecake-and I better the flavor is great too!

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  13. So cute! I bet it tasted amazing.

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  14. Thanks for linking with See Ya In the Gumbo--glad you're back!

    Using nilla wafers for the crust is a great idea. Makes me slap my forehead and say "why haven't I thought of that?"

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  15. Oh this is really stunning and one I am bookmarking, nice change from graham crackers too. I would love a slice right now, honestly.

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  16. If it tastes half as good as it looks, I'm sure it's AMAZING! We'd really like for you to link this to our party! http://housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com/2012/03/recipe-round-up-8.html

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  17. So beautiful - I'm sure it was simply delicious!
    Mary x

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  18. Ooo, delicious! Thanks for coming to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll be back next week! -The Sisters

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  19. I love key lime and this looks so yummy! What a fun spring/summer dessert! Would you link it up to my party??

    http://daysofchalkandchocolate.blogspot.com/2012/03/features-and-latest-and-greatest-24.html

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  20. I glad you put this on here. I saw it last week and thought, if she would link that up I would feature it!! It is so pretty! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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