Key Lime Cheesecake Recipe

Key Lime Cheesecake Recipe


3/4 cup reduced-fat graham crackers crumbs (about 4 whole crackers)

Sugar substitute equivalent to 2 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons butter, melted


2 packages (8 ounces each) reduced-fat cream cheese, cubed

1 package (8 ounces) fat-free cream cheese, cubed

Sugar substitute equivalent to 2/3 cup sugar

1/3 cup sugar

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

3 eggs, lightly beaten

1 cup (8 ounces) reduced-fat sour cream

1/3 cup key lime or lime juice

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 teaspoons grated lime peel

2 drops green food coloring, optional

How to make it

Place a greased 9-in. springform pan on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. square). Securely wrap foil around pan.

In a large bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom of prepared pan. Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

In a large bowl, beat the cream cheeses, sugar substitute, sugar and flour until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in the sour cream, lime juice, vanilla, lime peel and food coloring if desired. Pour filling onto crust.

Place springform pan in a large baking pan; add 1 in. of hot water to larger pan. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until center is just set and top appears dull. Remove springform pan from water bath. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer.

Chill overnight. Refrigerate leftovers.
Yield: 14 servings.