*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *

                             Lime Cheesecake

Recipe By     : Southern Living advertisement
Serving Size  : 10   Preparation Time :10:00
Categories    : Cheesecakes                      Desserts
                Cakes & Bars

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
   1 1/4  cups          Graham Cracker Crumbs -- Crust
   1      tablespoon    Grated Lime Rind -- Crust
   2      tablespoons   Sugar -- Crust
     1/4  cup           Butter, Melted -- Crust
   3      packages      Softened Cream Cheese (8 oz)
     3/4  cup           Sugar
   3      each          Eggs
     1/4  cup           Key Lime Juice
   1      teaspoon      Vanilla Extract
   1      teaspoon      Grated Lime Rind
   2      cups          Sour Cream
   3      tablespoons   Sugar
   1      each          Fresh Strawberries (Optional Garnish)
   1      each          Lime slices (Optional Garnish)

1)  Combine crust ingredients and stir well.  Press crumb mixture evenly over bottom and up sides of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 5 to 6 minutes. Let cool.

2)  Beat cream cheese until light and fluffy; gradually add 3/4 cup sugar, beating well.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in lime rind, juice and vanilla.

3)  Pour mixture into prepared pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes, or until set.

4)  Combine sour cream and 3 tablespoons sugar; stir well and spread evenly over cheesecake. Bake at 500 degrees for 5 minutes.
5)  Let cool to room temperature on a wire rack; chill at least 8 hours.

6)  To serve, carefully remove sides of springform pan. If desired, garnish with strawberries and lime slices.
 

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