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Tangy and Simple Key Lime Cheesecake Recipe


Tangy and Simple Key Lime Cheesecake Recipe

Who doesn't love a creamy cheesecake recipe? Cheesecake is a smooth and creamy dessert that almost anyone can enjoy. Perhaps the best thing about it is its ability to mesh with other flavors so that it can be tailored to any taste. One flavor that works especially well with cheesecake is key lime. Its tangy flavor paired with the richness of the cheesecake produces a unique taste that is sure to satisfy.

Compared to other limes, the key lime is more valued for its stand-out flavor. It is smaller and seedier and has a higher acidity and stronger aroma than that other types of limes. It is named for its association with the Florida Keys where the key lime pie recipe originated. And although desserts including key limes are commonly found in the area, the same can not be said of the fruit itself. Although commercially grown in the Keys for decades, hurricanes, citrus canker, and plant disease have made growing options less than optimal. Therefore, imported limes and bottled juices are often included in recipes.

As you can see, the recipe we provided here uses lime juice and a rind for flavoring. But if you can get your hands on these delectable fruits, you can knock yourself out using the real thing.

Preparation is relatively easy. Just mix the ingredients, pour them into the pie crust, and bake. Then cool overnight, top with whipped cream, and look forward to seeing your family’s eyes light up when you serve it. 

Key Lime Cheesecake


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 graham cracker pie crust
  • 1 cup thawed Cool Whip topping


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Beat cream cheese, whipping cream, sugar, lime peel, lime juice, and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time; mix just until blended.

3. Pour mixture evenly into graham cracker crust.

4. Bake for 40 minutes or until the center is almost set. Cool.

5. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Top with whipped topping before serving.

This is a deliciously easy key lime cheesecake recipe. Tangy and rich, the lime is the perfect companion to the sweetness of the cheesecake. This recipe gets rave reviews from everyone that tries it. It is a sure winner! Also, try our amazing key lime pie recipe as well as the many other dessert recipes we have available.

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