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No-Bake Lime Cheesecake Recipe

No-Bake Lime Cheesecake Recipe

Being from the Sunshine State, I love any recipe containing citrus. This one, featuring lime, is quick to mix up and disappears almost as fast. Substitute orange juice, zest and slices for the lime to get another great cheesecake variation.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:12 servings


  • 3 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup butter, melted
  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime peel
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter. Press onto the bottom and 2 in. up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • 2. In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over lime juice and cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Stir in the sugar, eggs and lime peel. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture reaches 160°. Remove from the heat.
  • 3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Gradually beat in gelatin mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 45 minutes or until partially set, stirring occasionally.
  • 4. In a small bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form; fold into lime mixture. Spoon into crust. Cover and refrigerate for 3-4 hours or until set. Just before serving, remove sides of pan. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 590 calories, 39g fat (23g saturated fat), 190mg cholesterol, 400mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (44g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.

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mamoonis User ID: 1665915 87582
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2012

"Other people liked this more than I did. It has more of a key lime pie texture and a really fresh flavor to it, but taking into consideration how many calories this must have, I'd rather have something chocolate. :)"

RaquelMichelena User ID: 6249542 158422
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2012

"Love this recipe, specially in the summer."

kellermeanie User ID: 5496136 159049
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2011

"I like lime and love cheesecake. This was awful!"

germphreak User ID: 5582461 87769
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2011

"I made this recipe and had to make a few adjustments on the fly. I did not have any lime juice or zest so I substituted 2-6 oz containers of key lime yogurt and also used a store bought graham cracker pie crust instead of making the one in the recipe since I did not have the graham cracker ingredients already at home.

This came out great despite the substitutions and I will make it again.
Great recipe!"

DebMartin User ID: 2448880 207927
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2010

"Very light - loved it!! Definitely will make again."

sueanniejoyner User ID: 2966461 87691
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2009

"My husband makes this all the time now!! It is wonderfully fluffy and very tasty. I would recommend this to everyone!!"

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