"This cheesecake will steal the limelight at a summer party! This cake looks beautiful garnished with a stem of featherleaf fern." — JJOHN32
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sifted all-purpose flour
grated lime zest
egg yolk, beaten
fresh lime juice
5 (8 ounce) packages
cream cheese, room temperature
1 1/2 cups
eggs, room temperature
fresh lime juice
This cheesecake turned out excellent. I did not follow the crust recipe, but used my own graham cracker crust recipe with a lime twist. I melted 6 tb of butter with 1 tb of grated lime peel and 1 tsp of lime juice. Mix melted butter combo with 2 cups of crushed graham crackers combined with 5 tb of gran sugar. Press into 9" springform pan and bake for 10 min at 350 F. I combined the ingredients like I would a typical cheescake. I combined sugar/cream cheese first, then added vanilla and eggs one at a time, then lime juice, then the remaining dry ingredients. I never bake cheesecakes over 300 F, so I baked this one at 300 F for about 80 min or until the middle is still slightly wiggly (if it doesn't wiggle, it gets overcooked). Yes, 5 packages of cream cheese makes for a very heavy cake, but it turns out great. While cooling, make sure to slide a plastic spatula or knife between the cake and the pan to eliminate cracks (I did not loosen the spring on the pan like the directions indicated). My cake didn't turn out too tart (I think the graham cracker crust helped sweeten things) and everybody loved it. It was perfect for my summertime bbq. Would definitely make it again.
While the cake tasted great, I found that the recipe wasn't well written. Some of the directions were a bit confusing and I even thought some might have been missing. As well, some of the amounts seemed odd to me. 5 packages of cream cheese? I used 3 and found that was more than enough. Does the springform pan have to be prepared in any way? Greased? Floured? The recipe doesn't say. Also, I had some issues with the crust. I followed the recipe exactly yet as soon as I put the crust into the oven to bake for 6-8 minutes, it started to slide down the sides of my pan. Also, during the cooling process, my cake developed a crack right in the middle. Luckily I was able to hide it with ferns, lime and flowers but it was still frustrating to know that my beautiful cake was imperfect. This recipe is very time consuming and frustrating to make.
I took a lot of shortcuts on this and it still tasted wonderful. I halved the recipe, used bottled juice instead of fresh, and drizzled some lime juice over a store bought graham cracker crust before filling. I took it to work and we devoured it. One woman said it was the best cheesecake she had ever tasted. Thanks! - EDIT - 4 years later, I still love this. I have now made it per the recipe, and it comes out a lot more tart with fresh squeezed juice, but it's still delicious to me. I did get a big crack in the middle when I made the full-sized one, so I covered it with garnish
This is not an easy cheesecake to make and my hands stung by the time that I was done squeezing these limes. But it is the best cheesecake I've ever had. I eat a lot of cheesecake. My mother and sister loved it, though I would imagine that it would be a challenging flavor for children. I'd recommend this superior recipe in a minute.
Cheesecake was good, but just a little too tart for my taste.
I think 5 packages is a bit too much cream cheese. This cake was very heavy. Beware of replacing the cream cheese with Neufchatel to reduce calories. It makes this cake too salty.
pretty good cheesecake. would make again
This is a really good recipe. I have made it four times now and each time I make it I get rave reviews.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Lime Kissed Cheesecake
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 389
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