Lime Coconut Cheesecake Recipe
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Lime Coconut Cheesecake Recipe

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This refreshing cheesecake's delicate flavor is complemented by a coconut crust. —Inge Schermerhorn, East Kingston, New Hampshire
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups flaked coconut
  • 3 tablespoons ground macadamia nuts or almonds
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime peel
  • Green food coloring
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • Toasted coconut and additional whipped cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 312 calories, 25g fat (16g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 128mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein .


  1. In a bowl, combine coconut and nuts; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom of a greased 9-in. springform pan. Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until crust is golden brown around the edges. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. In a saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Stir in sugar; cook over low heat until sugar and gelatin are dissolved. Remove from the heat. In a bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Gradually beat in gelatin mixture. Add lime juice and peel; beat until blended. Tint pale green with food coloring. Fold in whipped cream. Pour over crust. Refrigerate for 5 hours or overnight.
  3. Carefully run a knife around the edge of pan to loosen. Remove sides of pan. Garnish with coconut and additional whipped cream if desired. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Lime Coconut Cheesecake in Taste of Home August/September 2002, p65

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Kitten29 205052
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2014

"Looks great!"

Sprucetree18 135492
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2013

"Delicious and easy. Will make this again for sure!"

MS LISA 80221
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2013

"Excellent as written. No need to change a thing. Thank you so much for a great, great recipe. Definitely a "keeper" !!"

bettina_bettina_TX 64001
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2011

"This is my all time go-to recipe when I can't think of any dessert to bring to a gathering. It is absolutely the best. I'm making it again this week for a baby shower that I'm co-hosting. I will probably make three of them."

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