Thursday, October 16, 2014

Key Lime Pie Cheesecake


If you enjoy a little bit of tang for dessert, or a smidge of citrus, this just may be the recipe you need! As the name suggests, this Key Lime Pie Cheesecake combines two highly favored dishes into one velvety creation. The lime-flavored cheesecake rests upon the ever-enjoyed graham cracker crust and topped with a light but rich lime glaze, subtly outlined by the freshly whipped cream. Complete with a final touch of lime zest, you get the best of both worlds: a creamy classic with southern style. Enjoy!!

Servings: 12 slices
Prep Time: ~35 min

8 Graham Crackers, crushed
1 Tsp Cinnamon
1/2 Cup Butter, unsalted

Cheesecake Filling
1 14oz Can Sweetened Condensed Milk, fat free
3 8oz packages of Cream Cheese, low fat
Zest of 2 Limes, + Juice, if desired
1 Cup Lime Juice
3 Eggs
1 Cup Powdered Sugar
1/4 Cup Corn Starch

Lime Glaze
1/4 Cup Heavy Whipping Ceram
2 Tbsp Sugar, Granulated
Juice of 1 Lime
Green Coloring, optional

Whipped Cream
1/2 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream, chilled
2 Tbsp Sugar, Granulated
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
Lime Zest, garnish

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Crust - Combine the crushed graham crackers with the cinnamon and butter. Press into the bottom of a 9" springform pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Filling - In a large mixing bowl, combine the condensed milk, cream cheese, lime juice, eggs, powdered sugar, and corn starch. Fold in the lime zest. Pour the mixture into the baked crust. Double wrap the bottom of the pan in aluminum foil and place into a water bath during baking. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 1 hour 10 minutes, or until the center has set. Remove the cheesecake from the bath immediately upon removing from oven and allow to cool.

Lime Glaze - After the cheesecake has set overnight, whip the whipping cream, sugar, and lime juice. The glaze is ready when it holds its shape after a spatula is run though. Spread the glaze outward from the center towards the edges of the cheesecake.

Whipped Cream - Whip the whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla extract until the whipped cream holds its shape. Place the cream in a pastry bag and pipe small rosettes or teardrops along the perimeter of the cake. Garnish with lime zest and refrigerate before serving.

Nutrition Info (1 slice): (Coming Soon!!)
Calories , Total Fat: g, Sat. Fat: g, Cholesterol: mg, Sodium: mg, Carb: g, Fiber: g, Sugars: g, Protein: g

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