Saturday, May 21, 2011

key lime cheesecake

tons of key limes in the bountiful basket the other day.. so shell decided she wanted to make key lime cheesecake.. talk about heavenly.. that girl can bake.. not sure where she gets it from.. she found the recipe here..but like me changed it up a bit..


key lime cheesecake

prep time: 20 minutes
cooking time: 50 minutes
servings: one 9 inch cheesecake

ingredients:

1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
6 tbls. melted butter
2 packages (16 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 can sweetened condensed milk
4 large eggs
1 tblsp. cornstarch
3/4 key lime juice
1 tbls. zest of the limes

heat oven to 325 degrees (f) combine graham cracker crumbs and butter.. press crumb mixture firmly into the bottom of an ungreased pie pan.. beat cream cheese in a large bowl with an electric mixture until fluffy.. add sugar and lime zest then gradually add milk beat on low until smooth...add eggs one at a time then add corn starch and lime juice and mix well.. do not over beat.. pour into your prepared crust.. bake for 50-55 minutes or until set.  to minimize cracking place shallow pan of water on the lower rack during baking.. cool when completely cooled chill for up to 2 hours before serving..

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