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Cool Lime Cheesecake

I started baking this treat several years ago, and it immediately won raves. The mixture of tart lime and sweet creamy cheesecake is absolutely scrumptious. At any get-together, it's a show-stopping dessert that's always enjoyed.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + cooling Bake: 50 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    12-14 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 36 squares)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 20 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2/3 cup lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 drop green food coloring, optional
  • Whipped cream and lime slices

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine cookie crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom and 1 in. up the side of a greased 10-in. springform pan. Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 8 minutes. Place pan on a wire rack to cool. Reduce heat to 325°.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add sour cream and flour; beat well. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in the lime juice, vanilla and food coloring if desired just until mixed. Pour into crust. Return pan to baking sheet.
  • Bake for 50-55 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around the edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight. Remove sides of pan. Garnish with whipped cream and lime. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 374 calories, 26g fat (15g saturated fat), 118mg cholesterol, 290mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.
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