A delicious cheesecake version of a favoriteFlorida dessert.
Recipe: Key Lime Cheesecake
Crust Ingredients:1 cup graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted Filling Ingredients:1 cup lime juice 1/4 cup water 2 (1/4-ounce) envelopes unflavored gelatin 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 5 large eggs, slightly beaten 1 tablespoon grated lime peel 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup whipping cream Garnish Ingredients:Sweetened whipped cream, if desired Lime slices, if desired
Stir together all crust ingredients inmedium bowl. Press on bottom of 9-inch springform pan; set aside.
Combine lime juice and water in 2-quartsaucepan; sprinkle with gelatin. Let stand 5 minutes to soften.Add sugar, eggs and lime peel. Cook over medium heat, stirringconstantly, until mixture just comes to a boil (7 to 8 minutes).DO NOT BOIL. Set aside.
Combine butter and cream cheese in largemixer bowl. Beat at medium speed, gradually adding hot lime mixtureand scraping bowl often, until well mixed (1 to 2 minutes). Refrigerate,stirring occasionally, until cool (about 45 minutes).
Beat whipping cream in chilled small mixerbowl at high speed, scraping bowl often, until stiff peaks form(3 to 4 minutes). Fold into lime mixture. Pour into preparedcrust. Cover; refrigerate until firm (3 to 4 hours). Loosen sideof cheesecake from pan by running knife around inside of pan.Garnish top of cheesecake with whipped cream and lime slices.