14 April 2011

Tasty Thursday: Key Lime Pie

How Delicious does this look!! Yumm!!

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
6 tablespoons butter, melted
24 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
3 eggs
1 tablespoon grated lime zest
2/3 cup key lime juice

1.Combine cookie or graham cracker crumbs with butter or margarine. Press into bottom and partially up sides of 9 inch springform pan. Refrigerate.

2.In a large bowl, beat with an electric mixer the cream cheese, sugar, lime peel, and cornstarch until smooth and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, blending just until smooth. Add key lime juice with mixer on low. Finish mixing by hand. Do not over beat, or cake will crack during baking. Pour batter into prepared crust.

3.Bake at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for 55 to 65 minutes, or until set. To minimize cracking, place a shallow pan half full of hot water on lower rack during baking.

4.Turn oven off, and let cheesecake stand in oven 30 minutes with the door open at least 4 inches. Remove from oven. Refrigerate cake overnight, and up to three days.


  1. Looks SO good. I have never considered myself good in the kitchen, but this recipe seems pretty simple overall. I may try this for the next church dinner we have. Thanks for posting, girl!
    Question for you - how are you doing with the advertising on your blog? Is it worth the try to make a little extra money? I am new to this and wondered if that was something I should try out. Just thought I'd get your input.
    Thanks a bushel!

  2. I would like to request that you make this for dinner on the 30th please :)
    Key Lime pie is in my top 3 foods of all time !