Everyday Meals

Key Lime Cheesecake I


  • 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 24 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3eggs
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime zest
  • ⅔ cup key lime juice
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Combine cookie or graham cracker crumbs with butter or margarine.Press into bottom and partially up sides of 9 inch springform pan.Refrigerate.


  • Step 2

    In a large bowl, beat with an electric mixer the cream cheese, sugar, lime peel, and cornstarch until smooth and fluffy.Beat in eggs one at a time, blending just until smooth.Add key lime juice with mixer on low.Finish mixing by hand.Do not over beat, or cake will crack during baking.Pour batter into prepared crust.

  • Step 3

    Bake at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for 55 to 65 minutes, or until set.To minimize cracking, place a shallow pan half full of hot water on lower rack during baking.

  • Step 4

    Turn oven off, and let cheesecake stand in oven 30 minutes with the door open at least 4 inches. Remove from oven.Refrigerate cake overnight, and up to three days.

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