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Lime Coconut Cheesecake

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


  • 1-1/2 cups sweetened shredded 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 zest
  • Green food coloring
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • Toasted coconut and additional whipped cream, optional


  • 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.
  • 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 zest; beat until blended. Tint pale green with food coloring. Fold in whipped cream. Pour over crust. Refrigerate for 5 hours or overnight.
  • Carefully run a knife around the edge of pan to loosen. Remove sides of pan. Garnish with coconut and additional whipped cream if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 312 calories, 25g fat (16g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 128mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Kitten29
    Sep 10, 2014

    Looks great!

  • Sprucetree18
    Sep 9, 2013

    Delicious and easy. Will make this again for sure!

    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
    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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    Apr 25, 2007

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